Grow, Cook & CrEATe

We are delighted to launch our new Grow, Cook and CrEATe programme in April 2020, supported by Orbit.  In response to the Covid-19 epidemic we are releasing an online programme of store cupboard cooking demonstrations, gardening blogs, nature projects and wellbeing support to keep us all active and healthy during these difficult times. So have a go and get involved.

Keeping Well with Abbie

We are delighted to introduce Keeping Well with Abbie McFarlane. Each week Abbie will be posting her ‘Top Tips to Wellbeing’ videos and hosting an online wellbeing chat every Monday at 11am to help during these difficult times. Supported by Orbit Building Communities.

To get involved with the online chat, just get in touch via [email protected] and we will send you the joining instructions. Enjoy the video below and please let us know your thoughts.

Abbie McFarlane Introduces Top Tips to Wellbeing

The Stress Bucket

The Hot Cross Bun

Cooking with Abbie

Join our nutritionist Abbie McFarlane every Monday for weekly cooking and wellbeing videos. They will feature easy to do recipes made from store cupboard ingredients and basic equipment. This will focus on encouraging family cooking, wellbeing, skill development and comfort. The videos will be available to view on our YouTube and social media channels at 4pm every Monday and will be uploaded to this page immediately after. Happy cooking! For more information, questions or suggestions for videos, contact Abbie at [email protected]

30/03/2020 – Easy Beany Enchiladas!

06/04/2020 – Overnight Oats

13/04/2020 – Hot Cross Muffins

Gardening and Nature

Get involved in our online gardening and nature projects in preparation for developing community garden spaces at Escape Arts Heritage Centre and Stratford College, supported by Orbit Housing.  Our volunteer gardener Paul will be posting his top tips during the growing season and our Apprentice Morgana will be showing you how to make growing vessels, bird feeders and garden ornaments out of recycled materials on her Instagram video page.  Please see Morgana’s Make It section on our Covid-19 Response Projects Page.

You can also visit our online virtual community garden gallery space, celebrating local gardening and wildlife projects.  Virtual Community Garden Space

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