Posts by Carlyn Kilpatrick

Gardening Gobbledygook

Horticultural Library

The recent lockdown has seen more people looking to green spaces for respite, with an increased number of people engaging in gardening activities.  But if you are new to gardening and struggling with some of the terminology (and it’s not without it’s fair share) don’t be put off! This month we have put together a…

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Walk and Talk…

Some things never change and as sure as night follows day, summer will follow spring. But this year as we live with Covid-19 we are faced with continuing uncertainty, not least as ‘unlocking’ measures further unfold. What does it mean to us, how will our ‘new normal’ look? Here at The Nurture Project we have…

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Covid-19 Community Funding

We are delighted to announce that we recently received funding from the Norfolk Community Foundation’s Covid-19 Community Response fund. This will enable us to continue providing support to vulnerable clients via online and telephone communication while the lockdown restrictions are in place. Every few weeks we will be providing garden and produce boxes which will…

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Taking refuge in the natural world

We know this is an anxious time for many people, as Covid 19 affects the country, and that working from home can increase feelings of social isolation.  It feels like we have never needed Nature as much as we do now – or perhaps some of us have previously taken it for granted.  Thinking carefully…

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An update on Norfolk Green Care…

An update on the meeting that took place on the 13th February to explore the idea of a ‘Norfolk Green Care’ initiative. We were encouraged and excited by the enthusiastic response the idea received, and it was agreed that some sort of ‘network’ is needed to include all the activities discussed that connect with nature…

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A GREEN CARE HUB

With February just around the corner, Carlyn is preparing to co-host an exploratory meeting with Nigel Boldero, Chair of Trustees for The Papillon Project, to discuss the possibility of setting up a ‘Green Care Hub’ for Norfolk.  The idea is that the Hub would be a network bringing together projects, organisations and people involved in…

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A time to replenish…

With the prospect of some Winter days ahead, which many people find challenging, now is the perfect time for us to harness our energies and take a cue from nature by resting and restoring – ready for the Spring – much like animals hibernating through the Winter, replenishing their energy through sleep.   We are…

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An Autumn afternoon

The Nurture Project team was treated to a glorious Autumn day for our recent Open Afternoon; a rather grey and dreary morning transforming into blue skies and sunshine just in time for our visitors to arrive at our headquarters near Fakenham. The welcome weather gave us the chance to showcase our horticultural therapy work in…

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Woodland honey bees

The Nurture Project has recently welcomed two new hives of bees into its woods.  We have been told by the beekeeper that they have settled really well into their new home with lots of vegetation for them to forage from, and we are confident that the project’s walled garden and ephemeral pond will benefit from…

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