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Nature Keeps On Giving

By Carlyn Kilpatrick | 14th December 2020 | Comments Off on Nature Keeps On Giving

With the Christmas season in full swing people are digging out their decorations to celebrate and its no different here at The Nurture Project. Our clients really enjoy making wreaths with handpicked foliage, flower heads and foraged produce from our gardens and woods. You need very little to get you started – a wreath base,…

Stormy Weathers

By Carlyn Kilpatrick | 1st October 2020 | Comments Off on Stormy Weathers
Carlyn by a fallen Poplar

The Nurture Project’s woodland walk was recently ravaged by Storm Aidan. Although it’s always sad to see trees down, in particular native species such as Oak and Beech, I always take heart in the knowledge that woods are masters of regeneration. Sure we give our woods a helping hand but do so by managing them…

The Nurture Project Launches a New Programme

By Carlyn Kilpatrick | 31st August 2020 | Comments Off on The Nurture Project Launches a New Programme

‘It’s not just a walk in the Park’ seems quite a poignant phrase when levelled at our own personal journeys through life. However it feels more pertinent than ever as we all come to terms with the recent pandemic. Here at The Nurture Project, we have noticed a real appetite over the last year for…

Gardening Gobbledygook

By Carlyn Kilpatrick | 28th July 2020 | Comments Off on 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…

‘What a lovely thing a rose is!’ – William Shakespeare

By Carlyn Kilpatrick | 27th June 2020 | Comments Off on ‘What a lovely thing a rose is!’ – William Shakespeare

Often referred to as the ‘Queen of Flowers’, the rose takes centre stage as garden plant of the month in June. We thought a few top tips and suggestions might be helpful… Roses come in a variety of colours, shapes and scents… there is nothing quite like the scent of a rose – quintessentially English!…

Walk and Talk…

By Carlyn Kilpatrick | 29th May 2020 | Comments Off on 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…

Covid-19 Community Funding

By Carlyn Kilpatrick | 28th April 2020 | Comments Off on 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…

Taking refuge in the natural world

By Carlyn Kilpatrick | 21st March 2020 | Comments Off on 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…

An update on Norfolk Green Care…

By Carlyn Kilpatrick | 28th February 2020 | Comments Off on 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…

A GREEN CARE HUB

By Carlyn Kilpatrick | 27th January 2020 | Comments Off on 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…