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 […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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 […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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 […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Our first ever virtual harvest fete was broadcast live on Youtube last Sunday 13th September 2020, and was a fantastic event – wonderful guitar-playing and hosting from our resident musician Marc Bartsch (not so sure about the jokes!). And we raised over £2,000 – thank you everyone for your generosity! If you missed it, don’t […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
We’ve entered Cultivation Street’s Gro Your Best competition, and have been shortlisted! We stand a chance of winning £500. Now we need your vote – click on this link to go to their website and please vote for us. Thanks!Continue Reading... No Comments.
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An opportunity to enjoy Ridgeline’s beautiful garden and support our work in improving mental and physical wellbeing. We’re not able to organise our usual much-loved harvest fete this year, but you can still support our invaluable work. where? https://youtu.be/Adh1Cku0zt4 when? 2pm on Sunday 13th September 2020 – and if you can’t make it, don’t worry, […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
Ridgeline Trust is part of the Reading Gardening for Health and Wellbeing Network (RGfHWN). From 1st September the network is staging a week-long campaign to highlight how the services of its 12 members can improve wellbeing. The campaign comes at a time of concern among NHS mental health commissioners that there is likely to be […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
A headline to put fear into many gardeners – but not here at Ridgeline! Because these hairy creatures were made by Hannah, and are completely harmless. They do have a case of lockdown hair though, so will need some attention from the lawnmower soon. Hannah created the caterpillars as part of our entry in a […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
It’s a damp, grey day today, so here’s a video of the garden in the sunshine from last week to cheer us up. A little boost to our mental health from Ridgeline!Continue Reading... No Comments.