Got a Grand’y? Grow a garden
We’re excited to announce the launch of our new community gardening programme – Get a Grand’y, Grow a Garden.
It’s an intergenerational programme that aims to address loneliness, build resilience and encourages skill sharing in our community.
We’re looking for community groups – young people, older people, preschools, rest homes, a whole range – to take part in piloting the programme.
The aim of programme is to bring together a mix of younger and older people in green spaces around Wellington (including community gardens, senior villages, urban gardens, schools etc) for a spot of gardening and time to socialise.
A community group/school/resthome will host regular (twice monthly or monthly) gardening and grow workshops. Each workshop will provide the opportunity for younger and older members of the community to get together and upskill on nurturing seeds, growing crops and harvesting food. At the end of the ‘field to fork’ workshop series they will host an event to socialise and enjoy the fruits of their labour.
We’re aiming to:
- Facilitate relationships between older and younger people in our community
- Promoting skill share
- Build gardening skills
- Address loneliness
- Build resilience
- Build active communities
- Promote understanding between generations
If you are interested in piloting the project in your space then please email email@example.com.
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