For this experience, you and your co-workers will go on a virtual tour at this nonprofit’s community garden. During this tour, you'll discover innovative water saving techniques for garden irrigation that you can try at home. Whether it’s hanging in baskets, raised beds, street planters, or in the ground, this tour will show you how to irrigate using solar power, how to best harvest water using special techniques, and how to best retain water in your soil.
This tour will be given in the context of climate change and ecological emergency mitigation. You and your team will have the opportunity to increase your awareness of sustainable growing techniques. You will also learn some simple things you can do to have a positive impact on the environment.
This tour will be delivered by the nonprofit’s manager, who has over 10 years of experience teaching adult education and training on behalf of the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), London’s community food growing network Capital Growth, the UK wide network Social Farms and Gardens, the Recovery College Tower Hamlets, as well as to numerous community growing projects across London. They have organic gardened for over four decades. They are also RHS certified and a trained garden designer. They are passionate about connecting people to gardening for the benefit of the grower, their local community, and the wider environment.
This experience will proceed as follows:
- Ice Breaker Exercise (5 mins)
- Background About Nonprofit (5 mins)
- Virtual Tour through Community Gardens (1 hour)
- Q&A Session (15 mins)
- Resources List & Conclusion (5 mins)