It doesn’t get much sweeter than this. Sustainability Trust is piloting an inter-generational gardening programme, Get a Grandy, Grow a Garden. It brings together the elderly and young through gardening. Together, we're growing relationships, sharing skills and building community.
We’ve facilitated five wonderful events. Te Hopai Rest Home and Capital Kids Newtown potted plants and made seed bombs together, while Huntleigh Rest Home and Early Years Leeds St painted and prepared flower pots for bulbs.
The events have been truly magical, with everything from impromptu singing, to tea, cake and story time. There have been great moments of connection between generations and exciting future garden plans. Huntleigh Rest Home and Early Years Leeds St now have regular visits together. It’s a warm fuzzies overload!
Keep an eye on our website for future Get a Grandy, Grow a Garden events.
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