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Torbay CAN - Roots & Shoots

Family Kids Workshop
  • 10:30 to 11:30
  • The Gardens
  • Suitable for all ages
  • 01803 293593
  • Free to attend must be pre-booked - £0.00

Wednesday's from 12 June - 28 August 10.30am to 11.30am | 12-week course.

Free to attend but must be pre-booked. 

Help us create a sustainable Community Garden in the stunning grounds of Torre Abbey Museum.

Initially over a period of 12 weeks, keen individuals from the community (particularly those over 55) are invited to work with our Head Gardener and Learning Officer to develop the raised beds and community garden area.

The first half of the project will see the design and installation of a variety of raised beds from around the world, and potentially setting up a sheltered area for the team to take time out from the gardening.

The second phase of the project will see the development of links with community groups such as local nurseries, children’s centres, memory cafe facilitators and community builders to provide intergenerational sessions.

The idea is the initial group of community participants will pass on some of the gardening skills they learn, with assistance from the Torre Abbey team to create and develop a community garden that is sustainable for future years

We request that you sign up to all of the 12 weeks (minimum of 8), however if you are unable to make a week please just let us know beforehand.


Torbay CAN (Connecting Actively to Nature)

The CAN programme aims to help people discover the combined benefits of a more active lifestyle, with the psychological benefits that being outdoors in nature brings.

Starting this summer at Torre Abbey we are running a series of free to attend short courses to specifically help the over 55’s with getting outdoors, trying something new and meeting new people.

Although aimed at over 55’s (where suitable) we encourage them to bring their younger family members along too.

All sessions are part of the Torbay Connecting to Nature Programme funded by Active Devon.



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