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Community Gardening Service

Community Gardening Service
The community garden project  based at Saxon Way is an exciting programme of help for local residents offered by Project workers with learning disabilities, mental health problems , which gives our project workers a sense of worth and teaches them independent life skills, as well as helping pensioners and private customers.

Community Gardening EquipmentThe service was established in 1988 by Solihull Social Services and the project workers were originally based at Bacons End day centre. With the encouragement of parents, carers, staff and the Council, the service was taken on by the Family Care Trust and the service has grown from strength to strength and has expanded over the years. In the winter we tidy gardens and community areas for Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council as well as for private customers. Then in the spring and the summer months there are many grass cutting contracts.

We also undertake mini landscaping projects such as patios, erecting fencing and building raised beds/planters. On site at CGS, we have a farm shop selling fresh free range eggs, plants, hanging baskets and produce from the Newlands Bishop Farm. Every service user attends educational courses with Birmingham Metropolitan College that are tailored towards their individual needs and upon completion receive accredited qualifications.

Community Gardening Services at-a-glance

  • Community gardening social enterprise
  • Day opportunities
  • Giving skills necessary to gain employment
  • Work placement opportunities
  • Grass cutting & garden maintenance
  • Mini landscaping projects
  • College courses in ICT & numeracy/literacy
  • Individual assessments to match ability to tasks
  • Trained support staff & modern, safe equipment
  • Part funded by Solihull MBC
  • Punctual, reliable service with trained, skilled staff
  • Free quotations
  • Allotments & horticulture area under development

 

For information please send an email or telephone Solihull Community Gardening: 0121 770 2005

Community Gardening Services Family Care Trust 3 Saxon Way, Chelmsley Wood, Solihull, B37 5AY