Donations and Funding

In the last few weeks we have received some unexpected donations and secured funding to set up a pilot project at our site in Stevenage. We received cheques from Stevenage Rotary and a local metal detectorist group call 3CCDG.  Both organisations invited us to…

Our Garden Appeal Success

  Today was the last day of our crowd funding on Local Giving.  Our Garden Appeal was to raise money to build and equip our site at St Vincents School.   We are really pleased to have raised 93% of the funds we need, that’s…

The Shed arrives!

We have come a long way since June. We have been making some really good links with other locally based organisations who support those with dementia and we have been delivering workshops around the county. However, we still need to develope our own space….

Wonderful Wreaths

This afternoon we led a workshop making Christmas Wreaths with Hertswise in Letchworth.  We had a great time and made some glorious decorations, some wreaths and some table pieces. We had worried that we wouldn’t have enough greenery for the group but there was…

Christmas Fayre

We had a stall at the St Vincent’s Christmas Fair today.  It was great fun.  For sale, we decorated some pots and planted them with Cacti, Herbs and Sedums.  We also took along our bespoke The Red Shed Project notice board to provide information about us. …

Autumn Lanterns with Hertswise (North)

What do you get if you iron some leaves, add lots of glue and some grease proof paper? Amazing Autumn Lanterns of course! We had a great time today with a large group (17 in all!) at Hertswise in Letchworth.  They all got really…

Pumpkin Parties

For Halloween we have been carving pumpkins.  Our Monday group made some traditional scary faces and had a lot of spoooooky fun. Our workshop at The Water Gardens in Hemel Hempstead made use of the pumpkins as festive autumn vases and filled them with…

Volunteer Day

A full on day today – with a big thanks to Longmeadow Community Garden Group, Stephen McPartland MP  and some extra hands from staff at St Vincent’s Primary School.  Our plot has been cleared of brambles, saplings and a few other uninvited guests!  We…

Thank you to Stevenage Borough Councillors

Following an email from St Vincents Primary School, we have received pledges of donations from some local Stevenage Borough Councillors. This is a brilliant start to our fund raising to build and equip our garden. Looking forward to receiving all those £’s from their…

Our first workshop – a mood lifting success

  This week we provided our first off site workshop at Hemel Hempstead.  Residents of a local care home visited the community garden in the town centre.  They enjoyed the beautiful sunshine as they filled painted planters with their choice of flowers and herbs. …