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Garden Neighbours Project - Back this Autumn!

You may be thinking, ‘gardening in Autumn? Surely the season’s now over to grow!’

Well you’d be wrong there! The Elswick Garden Neighbours Project, working with lots of residents, is planting plants that will flower over the winter and we’re helping residents get their gardens ready for the spring, so they can be ready to grow in when the weather picks up early next year!

This autumn, we are working with residents on the Jubilee Estate and already enjoyed a cracking start! We held our first session on Monday 17th September and had lots of residents come out eager to help each other and share with us what they want the project to achieve. Residents helped us to run two mini garden makeovers planting in pots they already had, as well as upcycled road pipes as you can see in the photos above!

It’s a race against time, working together on as many gardens as possible before it gets too cold to stay green fingered outdoors!

If you live on the Jubilee Estate or would like to volunteer with us on Elswick Garden Neighbours, get in touch! Call 0191 2734942 or email hello@edibleelswick.co.uk. Our volunteering sessions will take place on Monday mornings (10am-12pm) and afternoons (1-3pm).

The Garden Neighbours Project on the Jubilee Estate would not be possible without vital funding from Your Homes Newcastle Community Investment Fund. 

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End of Summer Celebration Success!
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A roaring success! 

The sun wasn't quite out on Saturday but that didn't stop local residents coming along to Elswick Park to join in the fun we had in store for them! 

There was plenty to get stuck in with including willow craft, kite making, face painting, football games, planting and the a great healthy walk around Elswick Park enjoying the surroundings and finding giant fruit shapes dotted around the trail! The cherry on top was our local bakers and makers from the West End Community Bakery who offered freshly made delicious items like samosa, cakes, pies, pakoras and more!

It was wonderful to receive positive feedback about the event on our feedback washing line! A flavour of what was shared ... 

'Well organised and plenty to do!!! Thanks'

'I liked planting lettuce and eating food'

'We love coming to these events'

We'd like to say shanks to all our partners including HealthWORKS Newcastle with Change 4 Life, Hat-trick, OPAL @ Newcastle University and West End Community Bakery for helping to organise another successful Edible Elswick event!