‘Minding The Garden’ Give A Helping Hand

Helping improve the view to the Pond

Amanda Conlon of Hart Voluntary Action writes:

On the afternoon of Thursday 9th September a team of 12 Minding the Garden (MtG) Volunteers met up with Colin Gray and others from The Fleet Pond Society to create a low hedge along Hemelite Bay.

The Minding the Garden Project joins forces with The Fleet Pond Society roughly every 6 – 8 weeks to tackle ongoing important tasks around the pond, Hampshire’s largest freshwater lake.

It was a fantastic afternoon with everyone working really hard and many good endorphins were released!! We were rewarded by big chunks of KitKat at half time, (kindly provided by Colin) – which created just enough energy to see us through to the end of the session!

Some of the hardworking ‘Minding the Garden’ team

We will be linking in with The Fleet Pond Society on Thursday, 21st October to make some Bug Boxes from bamboo we harvested from around the pond on a previous session.

MtG Project Officer Guy Clayton with Project Mentor Amanda Conlon

Minding the Garden is Hart Voluntary Action’s ecotherapy volunteer project. Individuals are introduced to volunteering as part of a safe and friendly team, delivering a much valued gardening support service locally.

Funded through Ecominds, via The National Lottery, The Minding the Garden Project provides a first step to volunteering for Hart residents who have experienced mental health distress.

For more details about The Minding the Garden project, call Amanda Conlon on 01252 815652 or email amanda.c@hartvolaction.org.uk.
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