Breathing Spaces in November

You can join us at Dankton Lane Barnyard, Sompting, from 11am to 1pm Sunday 6 November for a volunteers work-morning.

Keeping on top of the overly-dominant plants like brambles and such like (bring thick gloves and a drink/snack and dress for the weather) and checking to see how the pond and the wild bees are getting on.

Or if you would like some of these autumnal beauties, we should have dropped off chrysanthemums for sale on the TTW stall at the Sustainability Market, Stoke Abbott Road, also on 6 November. Generous bunches for £5 each (you could even split them and share with someone else). Get there early before they’re all gone!

And don’t forget you can volunteer with us on Thursday mornings at Maybridge Keystone Centre, Worthing BN12 6JD 10.30am-12.30pm and learn how we grow them (and other flowers), without chemicals or heat.

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Don’t Forget To Breathe

If you need an opportunity and a place to breathe (who doesn’t!), getting involved with nature is one of the best ways to do it, and it can be even better in the company of friendly people. There are two ways to volunteer with TTW project Breathing Spaces:

Help us look after the small community flower farm and woodland garden at the Maybridge Keystone Centre, Raleigh Way, Worthing. There’s still plenty of autumn jobs to do and we will be gardening right up til the beginning of December. You will learn what’s seasonal, how to grow in a nature-led and sustainable way, and you can help us prepare bunches of gorgeous blooms for our wonderful subscribers. The flowers are still abundant and volunteers usually get a few to take home. We are there on Thursday mornings, 10.30am-12.30pm, but if Thursdays are not a good a day for you, it is possible that you could help us on other days. For example, Shared Lives garden on Tuesdays when we are not there, and some of our volunteers go to water or do jobs on other days. Let us know what works for you.

For some wilder ‘gardening’, join us at Dankton Lane Barnyard, Sompting, usually on the first Sunday of every month, 11am-1pm, between March and December. It’s a site for wildlife and wildflowers where (with kind permission of Sompting Estate) we are improving the pond and keeping the most dominant vegetation at bay so that there is more biodiversity (we’re a bit like grazing animals in a re-wilding project!). So, for example, we pull out some of the brambles, hogweed and thistles whilst leaving plenty for the wild creatures, including the bees in the log hive installed there as part of the Bees And Seas project. It’s a peaceful, hidden gem on the Downs, and you can walk or cycle there from Worthing or Lancing (no parking on site). Again, there is a possibility to volunteer there on other days if you have got to know the site and the work.

Keep breathing deep through the autumn and winter. Contact Claire or Lisa:
[email protected]

Worthing’s Sustainable Market – Sunday 10th April

Come and support this lovely monthly event in the centre of Worthing, TTW will be there as usual with stuff to sell and ready to chat about what’s going on locally. Sunday 10th April, 10am-2pm at Freedom Works car park – opposite the Assembly Halls, Stoke Abbott Road, Worthing, BN11 1HJ

Big thanks to Sharon Leppard and The Great Little Farmers’ Market CIC for making this possible.

Come and help support your local traders, localism is the way forward!

We often need volunteers to come along and help at the Sustainable Market so if you’d be happy to help man the stall for an hour or so, please email Pauline at [email protected]. It’s good fun and you get to meet some really interesting people, including the other lovely stallholders.

Cortis Avenue Wildlife Garden Open Times

The amazing volunteers at the Cortis Avenue Wildlife Garden have now started their winter maintenance programme – mainly pruning and tool maintenance. And of course, watching out for the first signs of Spring.

For January and February 2022, the garden will be open 10am – 12 noon as follows (weather permitting):

Wednesdays: 12th January, 26th January, 9th February, 23rd February

Fridays: 7th January, 21st January, 4th February, 18th February

Saturdays: 15th January, 29th January, 12th February, 26th February

For more information, check out their Facebook Page – or email [email protected] – or phone 01903 530780.

TTW Repair Café – Book Now For November!

Book your slot now for our final Repair Café session of the year on Saturday 27th November 10am -1pm & 1.45 -4pm.

Electrical, computer and household repairs are always very popular but this month we are specifically focussing on sharing the skills of our amazing sewing team. They can show you how to use a sewing machine or overlocker, how to knit (very useful skill to have with Winter fast approaching!) or crochet, they can repair soft toys, add zips, mend tears, holes and rips and restyle or upcycle your clothes. Their talents are endless!

Any questions, or if you would like to join our team of repairers, please do email us at: [email protected]

Book online here: