Discover Water Saving Techniques Through a Virtual Garden Tour
Discover practical ways to save water in your garden through this virtual tour and Q&A, while supporting environmental programs for people recovering from mental health challenges.
1.5 hours
8 to 50
London, United Kingdom
Best to book 1 week in advance

What you’ll do

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)

What else you should know

  • This experience will be conducted over Zoom. Before the event you will receive a link for the call. Participants will be encouraged to have their cameras on during the experience.

How you’ll make an impact

Your contributions go towards gardening programs for people with mental health issues, allowing them to engage with the natural world to aid in their recovery and ongoing self-care.

This nonprofit transforms vacant land in deprived urban areas into hubs for community engagement through horticulture, design, workshops, training and events – improving physical health, mental health, wellbeing and community cohesion. They provide quality education, training, employment and social enterprise initiatives that enable people who experience mental health issues to overcome barriers, fulfill their potential and participate fully in their community.

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