Today is our first day.
There is a lot to do that doesn’t involve gardening when you are setting up a project so it’s going to be paperwork and phone calls for a while. Top of the list is to find some land where we can launch The Red Shed garden group. We have 4 members of the group already and hope to grow this and be able to offer a few hours of gardening each week for those affected by dementia and their home carers. What’s brilliant about gardening is that the tasks can be tailored to suit any abilities. So whether it’s some simple seed sowing while seated or some serious digging – everyone can get involved. Our experience is that the carers not only enjoy the gardening but also the mutual support and understanding of others in the group. We recognise the difficulties in being a carer at home and one of our plans is to provide a service for carers only…….one of so very many plans – and it’s just our first day! – we’d better get started…..
Back to the paperwork!