Author Archives: Sian Hooley

  • Best wishes

    Posted on 15 December 2020 by Sian Hooley in News.

    Best wishes to everyone for a safe Christmas and New Year. And remember, we can still enjoy nature and being outdoors to help us through challenging times.

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  • World Soil Day 5th December 2020

    Posted on 4 December 2020 by Sian Hooley in News.

    Did you know, World Soil Day (WSD) is held annually on 5th December to focus attention on the importance of healthy soil.  It’s organised by the United Nations, and encourages us all to look after our soil to help maintain healthy ecosystems and human well-being. Here at Ridgeline, we do our best to play our […]

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  • Birdsong on a dull day

    Posted on 25 November 2020 by Sian Hooley in News.

    At the Ridgeline garden this morning, the birds were cheering up a grey morning. Getting outside in nature is good for us – even when it’s gloomy!  

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  • Listen to our latest interview on BBC Radio Berkshire

    Posted on 19 November 2020 by Sian Hooley in News.

    If you missed our interview with Bill Buckley, you can still catch it by clicking here.  We’re on about 2 hours and 39 minutes into the programme. It’s always great to have the opportunity to talk about the wonderful work Ridgeline does in improving people’s health and wellbeing.

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  • Catch up with us on the radio tomorrow

    Posted on 18 November 2020 by Sian Hooley in News.

    We’re going to be on BBC Radio Berkshire’s Bill Buckley show tomorrow (19th November 2020), around 12.30pm.  Last year, Bill was a regular visitor to the garden.  Coronavirus has put a temporary halt to his visits, so tomorrow is a great opportunity to keep Radio Berkshire listeners up to date with Ridgeline.And a great opportunity […]

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  • What a difference a year makes …

    Posted on 17 November 2020 by Sian Hooley in News.

    We’re only able to run sessions for our Addington students at the moment, so here’s a flashback to a year ago, when everyone was busy doing an Autumn tidy-up in the garden. We’re looking forward to working together again soon, but in the meantime, we hope everyone is looking after themselves, getting out and enjoying […]

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  • Ridgeline sessions stopping temporarily

    Posted on 6 November 2020 by Sian Hooley in News.

    The Ridgeline trustees have taken the decision to stop sessions temporarily.  This is because very few of our existing clients are able to attend.  We look forward to welcoming people back in January.  In the meantime, we hope everyone stays safe, and that, by following the rules, we can all help stop the spread of […]

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  • We’ve restarted sessions

    Posted on 19 October 2020 by Sian Hooley in News.

    After lots of careful planning and some changes to our setup, we were delighted to restart sessions with our client gardeners last Monday.  Everyone was glad to be back and got straight down to work.  Our dedicated team of volunteers have kept the garden in good shape during lockdown, but there is plenty to keep […]

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  • Guitar hero Marc breaks his record!

    Posted on 28 September 2020 by Sian Hooley in News.

    Local Ridgeline supporter Marc Bartsch has broken his own record fundraising for us.  As well as entertaining visitors to our harvest fetes for the last couple of years, last year, he turned it into a guitar-a-thon and raised an amazing £2,100 for us. This year, he increased the tempo, hosted a virtual harvest fete for […]

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  • Ridgeline are Cultivation Street prize winners!

    Posted on 25 September 2020 by Sian Hooley in News.

    We’re proud to announce we won third place in the Cultivation Street Gardens for Better Health competition.  Cultivation Street is a campaign founded by Chartered Horticultralist and broadcaster David Domoney, to help people to grow and garden together. Ridgeline’s Hannah Pritchard, who entered us, explains, “The award is for inspiring community gardening projects and people […]

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