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New gardening sessions in May and plant swap event

New gardening sessions in May and plant swap event

We are very excited to let you know that our next round of gardening sessions begin on 22nd May. If you or someone you know would like to get involved, tending to plants and being in a peaceful space surrounded by nature with a small group of people then please get in touch or fill in our referral form.

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Upcoming Spring Open Days

Upcoming Spring Open Days

We are emerging out of winter – and as the new shoots of spring say hello – we do too!  Our next programme cycle is about to begin – and we couldn't be more excited.  We would like to invite you to visit our beautiful space.  If you or someone you are...

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Keep in touch, sign up for our newsletter

Keep in touch, sign up for our newsletter

Would like to be kept up to date on what's happening here at Growing Forward? If so, sign up to our newsletter. If you are looking to join in yourself or are supporting someone else who might be interested, then our newsletter is for you. We'll share details of...

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Open days coming up!

Open days coming up!

Come to our open days to find out about this free project, see our beautiful space, and sign up if you want to join in. Wednesday 30th August, 10:30 - 3:30 Wednesday 11th October 1:30 - 5:30 Wednesday 18th October 1:30 - 5:30 Windmill Community Gardens, Ascot Road,...

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New Spring Season & Crowdfunder!

New Spring Season & Crowdfunder!

Growing Forward is back for 2023! We've had a fab time in our first 6 week block of sessions with a really great group of participants - the winter cobwebs are officially dusted off, the first seeds have been planted and we've even harvested our first crop of salad to...

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New compost toilet at Emmanuel House allotment plot

New compost toilet at Emmanuel House allotment plot

We had a great morning last Friday celebrating the grand opening of the new compost toilet at the Emmanuel House Support Centre allotment plot. The toilet was built using sustainable and reclaimed materials by builder James and volunteers from Emmanuel House, who did...

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Come and visit Growing Forward

Come and visit Growing Forward

If you or someone you are supporting would like to know more about Growing Forward, please come to one of our drop-in sessions. Meet Carley and Vic, see the garden and chat in more detail about what we offer... These drop-in sessions are open to referrers and...

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Building our therapeutic horticulture garden

Building our therapeutic horticulture garden

We are very fortunate to be able to run our Social and Therapeutic Horticulture sessions from our garden space within the beautiful Windmill Community Gardens. The Windmill team have been incredibly generous, allowing us to use this space so that we can continue to...

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The Last Photo – By CALM

The Last Photo – By CALM

Thorn, a Growing Forward volunteer, recently worked with Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) on The Last Photo. This is an exhibition to raise awareness about suicide and how to support people who are are feeling suicidal. This extremely important and personal...

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