“Let’s Build A Garden”
Coronavirus (COVID-19) is driving all sorts of changes for all of us. Lets build a garden can help. So, we wanted to bring some resources together because we want to help you start a project. And not just any project. Your project.
As a result, Lets Build A Garden is designed to help those self-isolating, working from home or looking after children.
Its for you if you’re feeling vulnerable or looking after your parents. So “Let’s Build A Garden” is a social media and e-communications campaign designed to encourage the sharing of ideas. With the creation of resources and the practice of building a garden. And you can do it with your children, your parents or just for you. Because we all need a project at the moment.
Spread the Word
So “Let’s Build A Garden” will use social media platforms to provide step by step ideas, with resources and “homework” because we want to encourage people to start a garden project.
Moreover, each week a new step will be introduced – hopefully with ever-growing support.
So all we need you to do is to “Like” our Facebook page or “Share” this email with anyone you know who has children to look after, is self-isolating or just needs a project.
How many of these can you answer ?
Have you got pets?
How much space do they need?
Have you got enough room for sports or a trampoline? And is it staying?
How can you plan and work with your parents in their garden, and you in yours?
Whatever your garden looks like – could you develop plans for each garden and share with them and us?
..and what about agreeing to get outside at the same time, to start the same things and to compare notes on how you’re getting on?
Try comparing how your garden is now and how their garden is now and the elements you both want to change?
So, how do you access your garden – do you want to change anything?
But, what if you have got pipes, cables or phone lines to think about?
Who, what and where are you working?
If your children are older, then the garden audit could be more serious… and more complicated.
What type of soil do you have?
Is there water – where does the water come from and flow through the garden?
Does water run-off from hard-standing and decking or is it absorbed?
and …can your children find out what the geology –
What kind of rock you have under your garden?
Which plant and tree species do you have –
Of the different plants, which ones appear to be doing better?
And so the most important question is – what would a successful garden project look like for you, your garden and your children?
Moreover, If you’re working in parallel with your parents or friends who are self-isolating what would success look like for them?
So, we want you to share your thoughts and ideas by sending through your ideas to [email protected]
And we’ll share with the group for inspiration. But don’t stop there – bring in your own ideas, your own thoughts and your own inspiration because as much as we can help it really is a case of the more, the merrier.
Please note this list is meant only as a list of initial ideas. Nevertheless, whilst it is not an exhaustive list of everything – its a good place to start. And you can always add your own ideas. We can not recommend the resources we list because we have little experience to draw on – we are merely providing some sources of material which may prove helpful.