New Community Garden Project @ Byker Community Centre
We've started a new gardening project at the Byker Community Centre, bringing the garden spaces back into use. Connecting with nature through gardening to improve mental health and wellbeing. We have weekly meetings for small groups of volunteers to work on the garden and lots of other ways to get involved. Get in touch if you'd like to join us. With support from the Suicide Prevention Fund.
Herb-Kitchen Growing Kits
North East Wilds has been putting together these beautiful herb-kitchen growing kits for service users of The Children's Society, to support a connection with nature, and improve wellbeing during the challenges faced of the Covid-19 pandemic. We're looking forward to see how these herbs will be used in different dishes later in the year. Get in touch if you're interested in bespoke community growing or growing at home projects for your organisation.
Herb-Kitchen Growing Kits
...Our herb-kitchen kits in situ!
Kitchen Garden Project
North East Wilds has been putting together kitchen windowsill growing kits for adults with mental health and wellbeing needs across Gateshead and Newcastle. Participants have been connecting online, to share growing tips and successes, and meeting for weekly virtual coffee mornings. Get in touch if you're interested in bespoke community garden or growing at home projects for your organisation. watercolours. With support from the Suicide Prevention Fund and from Awards for All, Community fund.
Forest Lunch Club
Our forest lunch club for women in Chopwell has been put on hold so far this year, but we've still been busy supporting our participants with weekly food parcel deliveries and nature/arts activites. There's been a real enthusiasm for gardening so we're supporting this further with back-yard planters and community raised beds. Thanks to Well Newcastle Gateshead for their flexibility and support, Tesco Fund for support with funding our food parcels, Pickle Palace for arranging amazing food parcels each week and Greentech Compost and Perennial Favourites for their incredible compost and plant contributions.
Growing Colours Project
Working with North Tyneside Art Studio and members of Edbert's House in Gateshead we're supplying these wonderful natural-dye plant kits to vulnerable people. Each kit has everything you need to grow a flowering plant that can be used to create natural dyes. Each participant has one colour to grow and in the Autumn after harvesting the colours we'll be meeting (either online or in person) to experiment with natural dying and natural watercolours. With support from the Suicide Prevention Fund.
Outdoor Arts and Craft Workshops - Coming Soon
We're putting together some summer workshops, a whole range of creative arts and crafts events with all the materials you'll need to make your own to take-away...from willow weaving to natural dyes...follow us on facebook to find out when they are starting.
Forest Folk Nature Trips
OUR NATURE ACTIVITES AND EVENTS ARE CURRENTLY ON HOLD, UNTIL IT IS SAFE TO CONTINUE. Led by members and volunteers, our Forest Folk Nature Trips are days/half days with a group of like-minded people to sites around the North East. A great chance to meet people, learn new skills, see some amazing wildlife and reconnect with nature. Find out more here.
Wild Women Days
OUR WILD WOMEN DAYS ARE CURRENTLY ON HOLD, UNTIL IT IS SAFE TO CONTINUE. Our Wild Women days, are a day in the beautiful Chopwell Woodland Park, foraging for wild foods and cooking them on the campfire. Develop your bushcraft skills, meet like minded women and enjoy lunch in this peaceful woodland setting.
South Gosforth Forest School
OUR PRESCHOOL & AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS ARE CURRENTLY ON HOLD, UNTIL IT IS SAFE TO CONTINUE.
OUR FOREST FOLK PROGRAMME IS CURRENTLY ON HOLD, UNTIL IT IS SAFE TO CONTINUE. Forest Folk days are for improving mental health and wellbeing by spending time outdoors, connecting with nature and meeting new friends. Forest Folk days are filled will bushcraft skills, wild-cooking, woodland crafts, coffee round the fire, planting trees, relaxing in hammocks, exploring on foot and so much more. Made possible through the generous support of Awards for All Community Fund and Well Newcastle Gateshead fund.