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ONLINE: Wild + Well

27 March – 31 May 2020

Streaming from Company Drinks at the
Outdoor Bowls Club in Barking Park

Through this difficult period of social distancing and quarantines, as a result of the ongoing spread of Coronavirus, we'll be sharing with you small things you can do to feel well and relaxed. We'll bring you content from our partners, info about growing spaces and food projects across London and beyond who are doing great things to help people feel *better*.

Watch this space… As we upload videos, photos and information, we’ll add it to our blog below.

WEEK 1: MONDAY 6TH APRIL

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Weekly stretches

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Take a leaf from the Hyacinth’s book and STRETCH into spring

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Every week at Grow Club we start with our garden stretch, we will be continuing with our stretching practice and invite you to join in at home, this can help set you up for what ever you have to do through the day. This is particularly important in times like these when we might be carrying loads of extra stress and tension, and moving less. Follow Shaun in our short video online, this exercise is in a seated position, so we can all join in.

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WEEK 2: FRIDAY 10TH APRIL: FAMILIES EASTER SPECIAL

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Introducing Window Wednesdays

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We kicked things off this week with the first of the series of Window Wednesdays.

Did you know that when you are finished with your shop bought veg, you can regrow them? Neither did we! But once we found out, we had to try this out. We have started with Celery, Pak Choi, Lettuce and Spring Onion but would love to hear what else works (or, doesn’t work!)
So far, we have enjoyed having something to tend to at home, and knowing that we might get fresh food at the end of it is a bonus.
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If roots and shoots aren’t your thing, then what about drawing the view from your window? Or creating an arrangement on your window sill, using leaves, flowers or twigs picked from your garden or on your daily exercise?

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WEEK 2: TUESDAY 21ST APRIL: BE MORE SUNFLOWER

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Weekly stretches

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Every week at Grow Club we start with our Garden Stretch, we will be continuing with our stretching practice and invite you to join in at home. This can help set you up for what ever you have to do through the day. It is particularly important in times like these when we might be carrying loads of extra stress and tension, and moving less. Follow Shaun in our short video online, this exercise is in a seated position, so we can all join in.

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If possible, try being outdoors and hearing the sounds of nature when doing your daily stretches, or even sit by an open window. Can you hear any birdsong?

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Do you need any help or support?

The council, in partnership with BD Collective, have launched a Citizens Alliance Network (CAN), to support vulnerable people during these difficult times. If you, or anyone you know, needs help or support, you can find out more on the CAN website.

Please contact us via email if you have any questions about our activities or concerns about the situation and how it might be affecting you in Barking & Dagenham.