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TCA, April 2013

Anita O'Flynn, one of our Volunteer Garden Coordinators, was one of the lucky winners to receive Vodafone's World of Difference UK Programme Funding. The programme gives 500 people the chance to work for a UK charity of their choice and get paid!

The award received will allow Anita to deliver 2 weekly sessions of organic gardening and cooking workshops in the Spring and Summer of 2013. One day dedicated to women and children and the other under the wide umbrella of grounding mental health.

With Anita's help we hope to create a safe space where people can learn about herbs and their uses in the morning, have lunch prepared by those interested and follow it by a workshop in gardening, that will include sowing seeds, creating compost, weed identification and so forth. Anita's role will be to help co-ordinate the volunteers during the day and help run the workshops.

The activities funded by Awards for All in 2012 demonstrated a real need for a space in which people can access a food producing garden and gain skills for free in a friendly caring environment.

Participants will include women from minority ethnic communities (BME) who have experienced domestic violence and people who are affected by mental health issues. Groups of participants will include Awaz Utaoh Asian's Women group, Wild Goose, Rethink & Terrence Higgins service users.

Workshops will be held between April-June 2013

How to get involved

To register your interest in the project contact Anita: / 0117 9351200

To read more about the garden and Anita's work, visit her blog: Anita's blog

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