Saturday 4th March, 11am – 1pm.
Westraven Community Garden, Hartwell Way, Peterborough, PE3 7LF
About The Event
Free to take part!
Join Lauren Kendrick of Flourish Peterborough to collectively build natural trellises using locally sourced willow to increase habitat, act as a growing support in the Westraven Community Garden whilst increasing your woodworking skills, sharing experience and stories.
Places are limited – booking is essential: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/together-trellis-build-a-natural-trellis-part-of-international-womens-day-tickets-543023236117
What will I be doing?
Working with Lauren Kendrick In our peaceful garden you will learn traditional woodworking skills together through the building of a natural willow trellis for the Westraven Community Garden. During this mindful activity you will;
– Learn how to use a saw, drill, measure and lash wood together
– Learn about willow and how this structure will create habitat and support wildlife
– Be part of a collective project that will become part of the community garden
– Meet new people
– How equity is about humans and nature
– Experience mindfulness in small group and a natural setting
– Learn how to use natural resources
– Experiment with new skills that are transferable
– Explore ideas of support and space to grow
– Improve your wellbeing and confidence
You will be part of a small group (max 8 people) whilst enjoying a safe space to share your experiences and stories. You will be part of a project that will have a big impact on the site and stay in the garden for future visitors (humans and animals) to enjoy and which will grow and develop naturally over the years with the site.
WHO IS THIS FOR, WHAT TO EXPECT
Aimed at women, and those who identify as women, over 16 years old.
No previous experience is required, if you have any accessibility needs, or any other questions please do let us know and we will do our best to adapt the session for you.
All equipment is provided
There will be opportunities for refreshment breaks. The garden offers lots of beautiful areas for people to be take a break / be quiet.
The workshop will be held undercover but please wear suitable footwear for working in the garden and warm clothing if the weather requires it.
This workshop is led by Flourish Peterborough (Lauren Kendrick) who helps others to flourish through the growth of food, community & healthy ecosystems.
About the Venue:
Westraven Community Garden is an outdoor community growing space that is open to the public.
There are several indoor classrooms, an outdoor kitchen and covered spaces surrounded by accessible growing beds, ponds and natural habitats
There is a small amount of parking available onsite
There is an onsite compostable toilet which is accessible (except for icy weather)
If you want to know more (or need directions to the venue) get in touch via the number or email address above.
This activity is free to access thanks to support & funding from the Lottery Heritage Fund and Nene Park Trusts’ ‘Your Community Greenspace’.
Register Your Interest
Places are limited – booking is essential: