Green and growing updates

The Active Wellbeing Society runs and is involved in a number of green projects, aiming to help communities access their local green spaces, learn gardening and composting skills, and develop activities that bring people together.

We work with a range of partners and groups to encourage more people to get outdoors and be able to experience the benefits of growing plants and food, developing community gardens, and being more environmentally friendly, whilst spending time with others.

Find out more about what we’ve been up to below.

What has been happening as part of the Compost Culture project?

Week Commencing Monday 20th June

This week staff from the Active Wellbeing Society enjoyed hot compost training as part of our ongoing work with the Compost Culture project.

Week Commencing Monday 27th June

This week Laura, the Green and Growing Community Development Officer at The Active Wellbeing Society, met with local litter pickers Friary Larch Group, as they talked to students at Saint John Wall Catholic School about all the work that is done by litter pickers to keep the area clean and tidy. Laura and the Friary Larch Group met students at the site of an emerging community garden in Handsworth, where the group discussed growing, planting, and the importance of taking care of your community. Students got to have a go at litter picking and planting, and were invited to offer their input into how the new garden should look. It was a fantastic day, well done to all involved!

How can I find out more and get involved'?

Visit this page to find out about other green and growing projects and how you can volunteer, or come along to a gardening session.

If you have any questions, ideas, or want to work with us, please contact: [email protected]

Rachel Hall
Author: Rachel Hall