Covid-19 – update on current day services, 4th January 2021
Flower Pod Newark is sited on approximately two acres of land in Hawtonville near Newark. We recently took over this beautiful community garden, which includes two ponds, polytunnels, a small orchard, vegetable and flower beds, fruit bushes and other interesting features. The site offers an accessible space where people with learning disabilities can take part in gardening related learning and social activities, make new friends, enjoy outdoor activity and learn new skills as well as have opportunity for supported volunteering and mentoring.
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Flower Pod Newark Centre Manager
After many years working in the Food Manufacturing Industry and teaching Food Technology at Nottingham Trent University, I am very happy to be here at Reach as the Flower Pod Newark Centre Manager.
We have a wonderful space here at Flower Pod Newark where we can enjoy some peace and tranquillity as well as learning about what how rewarding it can be to get food to grow.
I’m particularly looking forward to working with our clients to help them to build confidence, enjoyment and understand the benefit of gardening, physical activity and being outdoors. All exciting stuff! Watch this space...
Flower Pod Newark
Here are just a few examples of what's been happening at Flower Pod Newark so far....
Starting to build the dead hedge barrier on the veg bed - using up dried branches from around the site
Naturalisation of a neglected pond with clients enjoying the bio-diversity improvements already - including the arrival of courting frogs, frogspawn and even tadpoles!
Clients and staff have worked hard clearing lots of rubbish from the site
Digging over veg plots and raking the flower borders. Soon it’ll be time to start planting!
Feeding the birds with home-made fruit and cheese kebabs, as well as fat peckers
Clearing, sorting and re arranging the site to create more useable space
Lots of weeding required before raking and preparing the soil