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Green Team: It’s Not About Plants, It’s About People

Our Director, Alex Evans, recently wrote a blog entry for NHS research charity King’s Health Partners about our Green Team. Interested? Come along any Tuesday or Friday!

Green Team: It’s not just about plants, it’s about people

Alex Evans, Director of Time & Talents, a local charity which is increasing mental and physical wellbeing in the community, blogs about how gardening and outdoor activities can have a positive impact on our wellbeing.

Come round the corner from the Rotherhithe roundabout, and it’s like being in a different world. Surrounded by housing estates, and some of the most deprived areas in the UK, Time & Talents (T&T) is based in an old mortuary (yes, an old mortuary) built in 1868 – which is much nicer than it sounds. Surrounded by beautiful mature gardens, on the edge of a picture postcard square which looks like it comes out of Downton Abbey, and yet encircled by traditional social housing, our Green Team gardening club meets twice a week.

T&T edible garden

Every session sees up to 15 people coming together, from their 20s to their 80s, a mixture of men and women, with different accents and origins. At first glance they seem to have nothing in common.  That changes when the gardening starts – or, some would say, when the kettle goes on.

Read more here…

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

**WE REGRET THAT ALL T&T VENUES ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED**

We know that this is a hugely difficult time for our community, and we are doing everything in our power to support our users and wider neighbourhood.

Our current services include:

We are so grateful for the many applications to volunteer – we will get back to you as soon as we possibly can, and we welcome further volunteering applications.

Support the Time & Talents Food Hub via our Fundraising campaign

If you need us, you can contact us as normal on 020 7231 7845

With our very best wishes,

Sarah Gibb (Director) and the T&T team

 

28th April 2020