|‘Digging for Health’ Training Day 28 March 2011, Age Concern Dorchester 10.30am – 3.30pm.|
Age Concern Dorchester has recently acquired a community allotment in the Arlington Road area of town. With the help of a volunteer we have obtained a small grant from the UnLtd Engage Programme and over the coming weeks and months we will be working to get the plot into shape and ready for the growing season. In the meantime we have arranged a training day for anyone who may be interested in learning more about gardening and allotment keeping with older people.
The day will be a mixture of group work, discussions and practical activities and will include:
The training day is FREE and drinks will be provided. Participants will need to bring their own packed lunch. The morning session will be indoors at a venue a short distance from the allotment. Weather permitting, some time will be spent outdoors on the allotment so participants should dress accordingly. Please note that the ground is uneven so strong footwear is advisable.
Places are limited so book now to avoid disappointment! Please let us know if transport is a difficulty and we will do our best to help you. The training will be facilitated by Thrive, a small national charity, founded in 1978, that uses gardening to change the lives of disabled people.