Item from February Issue of FOCUS Magazine
Community engagement is so important (never more so in these difficult times) and at NMRA we exist to help make our lovely part of the world an even better place to live, work and play.
It is said that health is the great wealth. A kind, confident and connected community can bring many benefits. With that in mind we are working, along with our health, education, council, and other groups, to create a Community Garden for everyone to enjoy.
A Community Garden creates opportunities for recreation, exercise, therapy and education, a really valuable resource to bring different generations together for learning and friendship. Not to mention growing a variety of healthy vegetables, fruit and flowers free for all to enjoy. This will be a shared green social space where people come together as a collective and co-operative group, to share part of the planting and upkeep and help make it a really special and important place to enhance our diverse community for many years to come.
We have a wonderful opportunity to create a Community Garden for the benefit of everyone. Anything you have to contribute would be welcome. Can you start seedlings on your window sill, would you like to help with planting, watering and weeding? Are you interested in helping children learn about nature and where food comes from? Competitions for the tallest sunflower or biggest carrot? Are you disabled or want to help disabled people get out into nature? Are you a knitter or crafts person who can make decorations for the garden? Handy with a bit of basic DIY? Would you like to make climbing frames or raised beds? Do you like baking, could you make cakes for social teas at the garden? It's all about community spirit and bringing people together. All welcome from ages 1-100!Please Complete This Brief Form and register, we look forward to hearing from you.