Friday, 16 September 2016

Penge Green Gym Newsletter September 2016

Penge Green Gym Newsletter


Dear Penge Green Gym Supporters

New Workshops and raised beds

In August we welcomed the team from Froglife to Winsford Gardens.  They led a fun and very informative workshop on the wildlife in Britain with emphasis on amphibians such as frogs and newts.  Local families came along and learned about these fascinating creatures and how to encourage them in this urban environment.

We want to say a big thank you to all the team at Froglife for creating such a great event.

Another Big Thank you

We are delighted to announce that we are the recipients of a grant from the Greggs Community Foundation.  The mission of the Greggs Foundation is to "make a difference to the lives of people in need in the heart of Greggs' local communities."  With the money we are able to replace our broken down raised beds.  We can now raise them up to a level that can be enjoyed by wheel chair users in the park.  Thank you Greggs!


Other projects in the park

We have now put up some of the bug hotels that the brownies helped us make last month.  They look very smart on the fence and hopefully will be filled with guests very soon.

We have also decorated our other raised beds with paintings created by children from our open day and our volunteers.  They looks very bright and cheerful.

We are now beginning to think about projects for autumn and winter.  We will be finishing our new raised beds and continuing our work to improve our growing area.

We continue to get strong volunteer numbers and are always happy to have feedback from the local community who use the park.