First day of summer planting party a huge success despite the drizzle.
We are excited to say that we have teamed up with Peabody Housing Association to develop an under-used space in Laindon and create a beautiful community garden for local families to enjoy!
On Monday we hosted a Planting Party at King Edward Community Centre on King Edward Road in Laindon to celebrate the first day of summer, and were thrilled that the rain didn’t drive away our green fingered volunteers.
Lisa Swallow, Business Development Lead at Motivated Minds said “this is such an exciting venture and we are thrilled to be working with Peabody who are striving to create meaningful, accessible open spaces across the borough.”
She continued “we have some ambitious plans for this community garden but will be relying on volunteers and donations to make our vision a reality. We are launching a new gardening group on a Monday afternoon soon and will be taking members through a horticultural pathway to teach and implement basic gardening skills that ultimately will drive forward the development.”
She added “Wellbeing is always at the heart of our work at Motivated Minds and gardening has amazing therapeutic benefits; we can’t wait to get started!”
The Planting Party was enjoyed by volunteers of all ages who came together to dig over some soil and plant the summer corner to brighten the space up and Peabody provided refreshments for all the guests from the community centre on site which offered some welcome respite from the rain.
To find out more about the community garden project contact Lisa on firstname.lastname@example.org or search for King Edward Community Garden on Facebook.