Grow Your Own Sunshine

A community gardening project, part of Feeling Good Week.

Feeling Good Week

Feeling Good Week is a Hertfordshire County Council initiative encouraging the community to promote children and young people’s emotional wellbeing by raising awareness of mental health, and showing where support can be accessed within the community. This year's theme is REGROWN!

Time spent outdoors reaps enormous rewards for our mental health and emotional wellbeing. This Feeling Good Week, activities will be promoting and educating the community to care for the environment, support biodiversity, address climate change, and show kindness to our natural world.

 

What is Grow Your Own Sunshine?

Grow Your Own Sunshine is an inclusive, community gardening project taking place at Communities 1st community centres in Borehamwood and Radlett. There will be free activities taking place in the afternoons for children, young people and adults to learn ways to create sustainable and environmentally friendly gardens at home.

Come rain or shine, we'll have activities for everyone to enjoy, and complimentary refreshments to help you keep warm!

Feeling Good Week Regrown logo

What's On and When?

Click the tabs below to learn what's on and when. Spaces will be limited, so book now to avoid disappointment!

Come rain or shine, there will be gardening activities for you to enjoy outdoors and indoors, and complimentary refreshments for everyone.

Borehamwood - Farriers Way Community Centre

bug hotel

Date and time: Monday 5th February from 3.30 - 5.30pm.
Location: Farriers Way Community Centre, 27 Farriers Way, WD6 2TB.

Click here to book your free place (booking is not essential, but you will receive reminder emails if you sign up.)

Gardening activities will include:

  • Seed planting
  • Preparing planters and baskets for spring
  • Building bug hotels and bird feeders
  • Decorating plant pots
  • Garden decorating
  • Learning about seed growing stages
  • Learning about your green footprint.

Radlett - Phillimore Community Centre

Painted plant pot

Date and time: Tuesday 6th February from 3 - 5pm.
Location: Phillimore Community Centre, Phillimore Place, Radlett, WD7 8NN.

Click here to book your free place (booking is not essential, but you will receive reminder emails if you sign up.)

Gardening activities will include:

  • Seed planting
  • Preparing planters and baskets for spring
  • Building bug hotels and bird feeders
  • Decorating plant pots
  • Garden decorating
  • Learning about seed growing stages
  • Learning about your green footprint.

Borehamwood - Aberford Community Centre

Sowing seeds

Date and time: Wednesday 7th February from 3 - 5pm.
Location: Aberford Community Centre, Aberford Road, Borehamwood, WD6 1PL.

Click here to book your free place (booking is not essential, but you will receive reminder emails if you sign up.)

Gardening activities will include:

  • Seed planting
  • Preparing planters and baskets for spring
  • Building bug hotels and bird feeders
  • Decorating plant pots
  • Garden decorating
  • Learning about seed growing stages
  • Learning about your green footprint.

Borehamwood - Organ Hall Community Centre

Birds on bird feeder

Date and time: Friday 9th February from 3 - 5pm.
Location: Organ Hall, 37 Bairstow Close, Borehamwood, WD6 4TB.

Click here to book your free place (booking is not essential, but you will receive reminder emails if you sign up.)

Gardening activities will include:

  • Seed planting
  • Preparing planters and baskets for spring
  • Building bug hotels and bird feeders
  • Decorating plant pots
  • Garden decorating
  • Learning about seed growing stages
  • Learning about your green footprint.

Why should I get involved?

Gardening is like practicing a sport. It can improve your fitness and have a positive impact on your physical and mental health by getting you out into the fresh air! You will be able to meet new friends and socialise, learning new skills at the same time. You might find you enjoy gardening activities - it could be your newest 2024 hobby!

Don't fret about rain or snow! If it's a dreary day, our activities will be moved indoors and we will keep you warm inside the community centres and halls.

 

Your Environmental Impact

This project aims to help raise awareness of the importance of caring for the environment.

The children, young people and adults who take part will develop basic gardening skills which are invaluable in learning about looking after the environment. It will be an opportunity for everyone to socialise and learn about how to create sustainable and environmentally-friendly gardens at home.

Emily choosing seeds to plant into pots

Contact Us

Would you like to speak with us about this project?

Please telephone 01727 649980 or email welcome@communities1st.org.uk

Emily cutting back a hedge