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THE WALLED GARDEN PROJECT

Norton Mere Cottage
Tong Norton
Shifnal, Shropshire TF11 8PZ

Registered Charity No. 1108757



 



   

 HORTICULTURE & RURAL STUDIES CENTRE
 
 
 
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Tuesday 12th June 2018, we attended The Awards Presentation for The Shropshire Star 'Cash for the Community' Fund. This was held at The Shrewsbury Town Football Club. The Sovereign Suite was buzzing with anticipation. The room was full of very worthy causes, all awaiting to hear the outcome and be awarded a cheque which would assist with the good work each and everyone delivers. The Walled Garden Project was awarded 385.44. This will go towards our Intervention Pilot Project namely 'Leave the Stress Behind'. Supporting those suffering Anxiety, Stress, Depression and Suicidal thoughts. You can find out more about this project on our Events page.
We would like to thank The Shropshire Star and Enterprise flex-e-rent for supporting The Walled Garden Project and many other worthy community causes. Not forgetting all our staff, friends, family, community supporters and local pubs and shops for saving and cutting out all those tokens.....we could not have done it without you, A GREAT BIG THANK YOU.




Thanks to funding from


A&N Daniel Charitable Trust
The Seventh Earl of Bradford 1981 Charitable Trust
The Shropshire Star 'Cash for the Community' Fund

We have been able to go ahead with a Pilot Project, namely 'Leave the Stress Behind'. Supporting those suffering Anxiety, Stress, Depression and Suicidal thoughts. For more information please visit our Events page.




Working with Wolverhampton Schools

Green Park School working at The Walled Garden Project.
Green Park School, Bilston, Wolverhampton meets the needs of pupils aged 3 -19 years with complex and profound learning difficulties.
A group of 10 pupils from Green Park access The Walled Garden Project each Tuesday. They are working in our small woodland creating pathways, clearing brambles and building habitat hedges.
The tasks are allowing the pupils to learn about using a variety of tools and equipment correctly and safely, all are transferable skills. They thoroughly enjoy their time here, as do the staff. Each week brings laughter and plenty of banter.


Delivering Sessions at Wilkinson Primary School, Bradley, Wolverhampton.
Wilkinson School, Bradley, Wolverhampton. A large two form entry primary school. Providing education for 3 - 11 year olds.
The Walled Garden Project has been contracted to work on their school site, delivering sessions in gardening and environmental skills to over 100 children. The School has three sections of raised bed; here the children have leaned how to prepare the ground, sow seeds, plant out vegetables, water and identify unwanted pests. The children will have the opportunity to taste all that they have grown. They may cook some of the produce whist some will be eaten raw especially colourful salads with a selection of edible flowers.


The Walled Garden Project has been chosen to take part in the
'Cash for your Community' 2018 Campaign.
We need you to help us win a share of 20,000 by voting for our cause.
Special vote tokens will be printed in the Shropshire Star from March 1st to April 7th.
If you would like to support us please collect as many tokens as you can and send them before Monday 16th April to:

The Walled Garden Project
Norton Mere Cottage
Tong Norton
Nr Shifnal
TF11 8PZ

Thank you for your support


21st February 2018 The Walled Garden Project is back..!

We didn't go anywhere, but The Walled Garden Website had been down since Sunday morning, the hosting company we were with ceased trading and we knew nothing about this, until we were told later Sunday evening that the website had gone. We have since found a new UK based hosting company, who have been extremely helpful and patient with our frustrated web designer.
We have a NEW Games tab, if you would like to test your skills and we hope you enjoy them. Thank you for visiting.



19th May 2017

We would like to thank The Sheriffhales WI for their kind donation. The WI members worked throughout the last 12 month period raising funds by various means. The Committee then decide which local Charities will benefit. We were very pleased and grateful they chose to support The Walled Garden Project. Thank you Ladies.



16th and 17th February 2017

Rozz Crockford (Project Manager) and Emma Wilkes (Assistant Manager) attended a two day foundation Makaton course. This was held at Green Park School where we deliver an 'On School Site' Package. The course was very intense but great fun too. Makaton is used by everyone at Green Park which increases equal opportunities. Emma and I now find ourselves using Makaton sign language throughout our daily routine.

The Makaton Vocabulary provides an approach to the teaching of communication and language skills, using manual signs and/or graphic symbols, accompanied by speech. The vocabulary is open ended, based around a common core of functional concepts. It originated in the United Kingdom, and is now used internationally by students with a wide variety of language and communication difficulties, and those who share their lives.

If you would like to know more about Makaton visit www.makaton.org




For further details on any news item please contact:

Rozz Crockford - Project Manager