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A whole lot of Allotment

Our members are always looking for more ideas that will help them reach out to more members of our society - providing more support, skills and simple kindness to those who find themselves excluded from society. 

One such FRN member, Emmaus Brighton, have the Greenhouse - which is on topic for this week - National Allotment Week.

Lee and Nathan on community garden 2

(Pic: Lee and Nathan at the Community Garden)

 

Our members are always looking for more ideas that will help them reach out to more members of our society - providing more support, skills and simple kindness to those who find themselves excluded from society. 

 

One such FRN member, Emmaus Brighton, have the Greenhouse - which is on topic for this week - National Allotment Week. And they have been busy, taking advantage of the sunshine and summer rains to produce some fantastic... produce! It's not just about plants though, they describe the Greenhouse as a place where 'a love of gardening and creative imaginations meet'. And the theme of re-use is not lost on this gardening space where weird and wonderful objects, as well as upcycled items, are to be found dotted around the place holding plants up, containing them or protecting them from the English weather.    

 

Companions and volunteers work alongside the Emmaus Brighton team on their Garden Project to make it the brilliant space that it is. As Emmaus explain - "A Companion is a name we give to someone who lives and works in the Emmaus community and lives the life of a companion." Prior to living within an Emmaus community, companions would have been homeless, and once someone decides to live as a companion, they are asked to sign off any benefits they have been receiving previously and all usual living costs are covered. They work within the Emmaus community, of which the Greenhouse is an element of. This working and living arrangement gives the companions the opportunity to get back onto their feet, to learn new skills, to rebuild their confidence and to receive the support they need. The beauty and success of the Greenhouse project in Brighton is simple proof of how incredible and invaluable these projects are. 

 

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