Breathing Spaces – Making Plans

Posted on 28 March 2021

As we ease out of staying at home and into our much-needed restorative green spaces, we wanted to share our plans for the rest of the year – all being well.

Volunteers

The spring farm-flowers are on the way and have been tended by a small number of volunteers during March whilst another small group have planted about 200 native hedging plants at the barnyard in Sompting. After April 12th we hope to have slightly larger volunteer groups at both Maybridge Keystone Centre and the Barnyard. We will put up some tree hives for native Black Honeybees at the barnyard, an exciting collaboration with Bees And Seas, a We Are FoodPioneers project connecting the downs to the coast.

Wildflower WalksMay 22, June 21, Aug 21, September 18. Four walks to the Sompting Barnyard to learn what’s flowering in the countryside, do plant and moth surveying, and see how we are trying to increase biodiversity. All on Saturday afternoons except the Solstice walk which will be early evening.

Open day and farm tour in WorthingJuly 20 – Have a look around our tiny community-supported flower farm and wildflowers. Pick up some tips on how to sow, grow and use a cutting patch through the year. Join us at any time from 4pm to 6.30pm.

Returning – connecting to flowers, the seasons and self. May 11 & 18 at Maybridge, May 25 & June 1 wildflower walk to Sompting. “The garden and learning about nature has opened up a healing place in me.” A small, informal group for women recovering from trauma (including domestic violence) and other mental health challenges to explore and reconnect with nature. Using our farm and wild flowers, it will be about grounding, exploring our senses and expressing ourselves creatively. A chance to relax, listen, talk and/or simply ‘be’.

Please get in touch to book a place on any of these events or to find out more: [email protected]

These projects are made possible by Rampion Fund at Sussex Community Foundation and their funding round opens this spring. Visit www.sussexgiving.org.uk/rampion or call 01273 409 440.

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We really never know quite what were going to have to repair but our wonderful volunteers are always ready to rise to the challenge each month and do an incredible job, bearing in mind mostly they only have an hour for each repair (and we were really busy)! Theres also drinks and cake available while you wait.

Taking bookings now for the next one on Saturday October 29th.

We really never know quite what we're going to have to repair but our wonderful volunteers are always ready to rise to the challenge each month and do an incredible job, bearing in mind mostly they only have an hour for each repair (and we were really busy)! There's also drinks and cake available while you wait.

Taking bookings now for the next one on Saturday October 29th.
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I'm sure it's staring me in the face, but how do I book please? 🤔

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Due to some pretty fierce winds in the past week, the runner beans have taken a bit of a hammering so enter the rescue team!

Theyre still producing loads though...

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Which one is this? I'd love to join in growing veg as we don't have a garden. Looks wonderful

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