As you can imagine our work has changed throughout 2020 but we can continued to work without disruption - merely adaptation! Most of our funded projects have come to an end, so while we work on securing the resources to carry some more of the same and some new projects, you can still get involved with our Cultivating Memories project. We still have some packs left that we are happy to send out to anyone who would like to take a trip down Gardening Memory Lane. Please note that the remaining packs contain just the prompt cards, leaflet and scrapbook, we are all out of seeds and pens for now.
"Cultivating Memories" has been funded by the National Lottery and was due to start in April 2020. Originally we were going to be taking vintage gardening tools and seed catalogues etc into our groups and using some memory prompt cards to start a reminiscence session all about gardening over the last 80 years or so. As this is not possible we did some quick thinking and produced some garden memory boxes.
These contain a set of the memory prompt cards that we have created, along with a scrapbook for recording the stories and any photographs that are being gathered. There are some pens and seeds just to add some colour. They are being sent out to care homes throughout Lancashire and the aim is to collate the findings into one book and a travelling exhibition, so that 'once this is all over' we can visit every home and take the exhibition to them.
In addition, scrapbooks and prompt cards are being sent out to individuals living in Lancashire who request one, again with the aim of bringing their stories into the mix. It is so important that we gather this heritage before it is lost.
If you are interested in a pack either for yourselves or for a care home (I am afraid we only have funding for Lancashire addresses at the moment, we are working hard on expanding this) please do contact us.
Markets and Events
Restrictions permitting we hope to be at Grimsargh Farmer's Market in February or March, and will be selling plants for delivery from early spring. Why not follow us on Facebook to keep up to date with what we are doing.