Good Gardens Project

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The Good Garden project aim is to provide social contact to older people within the Maldon District who have been identified as being at risk of social isolation. The project will use gardening as a reminiscence tool with the ultimate aim of creating a befriending relationship and a beautiful bespoke planter and memory board.
The project is designed to be a pilot and will work with up to 10 people identified by community partners as someone who may be at risk of isolation. Monitoring and evaluation will take place throughout the pilot to inform the viability of a larger scaled up project

Project timescales
Sept –Dec – laying groundwork, identifying partnerships, recruiting volunteers and identifying beneficiaries
Jan- Feb – Processing of volunteer recruitment and training, matching volunteers and beneficiaries.
March- May – introductions and befriending relationship begins, planning of planters
May – June – planters made by shed and bespoke planted
June – Aug – evaluation and end event, exit strategy.

Potential Plume involvement
To enhance the project, some intergenerational involvement working with the Plume would be welcomed. This could for example be:
• Support to design planters and grow plants for contribution
• Support to produce permanent artwork based on beneficiary mood boards
• Support with project promotion and recruitment of volunteers

Churches involvement
Revd. Mark Ambrose Maldon United Reformed Church adds his supports to the project and will help:
• Identifying suitable volunteers / befrienders / gardening buddies.
• Identifying suitable recipients / service users.

Mr. T Morrell – (community link)

Good Gardens Project

Contact Good Gardens Project

T: 07799646139


75 Heywood Way, Heybridge, Maldon
Eseex. CM9 4BH