Introducing our Learning Garden
Covid 19 has certainly made things more difficult to achieve but has also made Potential Kids more determined to succeed. We’re so proud to announce that our project “POTENTIAL TO GROW” is going to finally see the light. This will be Potential Kids’ new COMMUNITY & LEARNING GARDEN based at The Galleria. Exciting times ahead at the galleria! As we are all volunteers, we need your help to make this garden a wonderful place, not only for our PK Neurodiverse Families but also for our local community. Our garden will be an inclusive, diverse and a safe space for everyone to learn and relax especially at this difficult times.
We’re also looking for VOLUNTEERS so, if you have “Green Fingers” and some free time to spare in our garden, we want to hear from you. As a voluntary organisation we rely on your support.
If you would like to get involved, feel free to contact our amazing team!
Where is the garden located?
What is Potential To Grow?
This exciting community venture has seen 5,000ft² of the galleria car park transformed into a living and breathing space, complete with vegetable and herb plots, wild flowers, herbaceous and perennial beds, as well as established trees and shrubs.
The purpose of the community and learning garden is initially to help children from Potential Kids develop their social and communication skills, reduce social isolation, and help them develop friendships while doing something fun.
There will be areas for growing fruit and vegetables for sharing locally, propagating plants, and creating a mindfulness and sensory garden for reflection. The Community and Learning garden will be crucial for mental wellbeing and social connectiveness.
Areas with group activities such as this boost confidence for young people (particularly the neurodiverse community) helping them to complete logical and mathematical tasks, problem solving and use of imagination. This can also be said for the intergenerational working that will occur here as well as being a centre for encouraging healthy eating connections, learning about nature and the environment, sustainability, exercise and fresh air. Potential to Grow will promote a sense of community, working with others and shared responsibility for living things as well as a sense of achievement.