Totnes Healthy Futures Project Community Garden

2 May 2011

Whilst I was visiting Totnes recently I visited the Totnes Healthy Futures Project Community Garden located in Lamb Garden between Cistern Street and Leechwell Street.  The project and garden was created originally with an aim to help people with mental and phyiscal disabilities and difficulties.  The garden is maintained by volunteers and was funded by a variety of sources, including Greater Dartmoor Leaf (Local Enterprise Action Fund), Leatside Surgery, South Hams District Council and the Big Lottery Fund.  The project garden offers growing sessions providing volunteering opportunities, learning how to grow fruit and vegetables, physical exercise as well as heathly eating information.  During my visit a selection of vegetables, fruit and herbs were developing, including different varieties of mint (apple mint, moroccan mint, black peppermint and garden mint) (as pictured in the gallery below or by visiting my Flickr set).


Brake Farm Community Resource Centre Blog Launched

19 March 2011

I have recently launched a blog in relation to where I work in order to provide existing and potential learners, members of the community, trustees, staff as well as other interested individuals with news, updates, information and other articles about Brake Farm Community Resource Centre in Crownhill, Plymouth.

The blog can be viewed at: http://brakefarm.wordpress.com

A variety of other social media / networking services have also been utilised and linked to the blog, including a Flickr Photostream / Gallery, which provides a range of pictures from activities at the centre.  Ultimately, the blog and other social media features will continue to develop offering a rich interactive method of communication.

The blog and subsequent blog post articles should represent a useful communication and promotional tool, enabling a variety of benefits including keeping people up-to-date with the latest news, events and activities at Brake Farm Community Resource Centre.  The blog and blog posts will cover a range of areas about the centre, learning related activities and other events, featuring a variety of content including information, pictures, links and other media such as video clips.