Barking Grow Club

Grow Club: October: Shared Meal

Fri 29 October 2021

Company Drinks Garden
Outdoor Bowls Pavilion
Barking Park
Longbridge Road Gate
IG11 8TA

Delivered in partnership with Vocational Support Services

Wellbeing is the main focus in the Grow club garden, and we acknowledge how important being in green spaces help support our wellbeing. We spend time in the garden that best fits how we are doing on the day, we practice mindfulness and taking care of our mental and physical wellbeing whilst working at our own space and speed. We encourage relaxation, connecting with nature and learning new skills to keep ourselves and the garden nourished . We will also be having our monthly shared meal after our growing session, please bring a small lunch to eat with the group in the garden, if you have not been to one of our induction days, please sign up to the next one to be able attend the next shared meal.

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If you would like to join, please contact Shaun or Martin to check availability.



The Grow Club activities for October will be:

– Weeding beds
– Mulching shrubs
– Sowing seeds
– Turning compost
– Cultivating cuttings
– Spending time connecting with our senses
– Enjoying the gradually warmer days
– Watering raised beds

– Herbal learning

– Potting on seedlings

– Raised bed filling

– Harvesting and drying  herbs

– Tea drinking

– Sharing food and conversation


Please arrive on time for 11:00am as we will be doing a group check in and group introductions following this we will have a garden stretch and mindfulness


Bring some water for yourself but please bare in mind toilet usage is one in one out and be sure to check the weather and wear appropriate clothing.