New Block of Green Routes to Wellbeing in Perth

A new 6 week block of Green Routes to Wellbeing started last week clearing gorse and broom from the summit. Join us tomorrow at 10am for unlimited tea, coffee and chocolate biscuits while making St Magdalene’s Hill better for people and wildlife.

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4. VOLUNTEERING FOR ALL – Woodland Activity Sessions. Living with Dementia

Our woodland activity sessions are for people with early-stage dementia who are able to attend safely on their own or accompanied by someone to support them who want to take part in an innovative, exciting and fun ranger-led woodland activities.20180419_113928

 

During the 10 week programme, our small group and have the opportunity to try many different activities including:

  • Woodland walks and scavenger hunts
  • Creating habitats
  • Removing invasive species
  • Bushcraft
  • Fire lighting and woodland cooking
  • Environmental art
  • Photography and creating art from the woodland floor
  • Tree and bird identification

At the end of each session we create a new page in our memory book, have a look below at what we did in week 3!

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20180517_120124Our woodland sessions would not be possible without assistance from our dedicated volunteers.

Our current programme ends on the 14th June 2018. This has been a great success and we are likely to repeat the in the future.

If you are interested in coming along, or volunteering at our remaining, or future sessions please contact us.

When you tweet… please tag! #volunteersweek #PKCGreenVolunteers

 

Greenroots to Wellbeing Perth Update.

It’s been six months since the First Greenroots to wellbeing group met for the first time in Perth. Based at St Magdalene’s Hill, the group have been busy helping the Rangers with tasks such as maintaining the footpath network, planting Trees and even replacing a broken stile at Hilltown Woods.

The group works with partner organisation’s such as the NHS and welcomes participants from a range of backgrounds. Participants are encouraged learn new skills and socialise with other group member’s over the groups many tea stops!

Over the winter we will be working towards our John Muir award.

 

 

 

Natural Health Service – worth a read!

Please see the link below for a brilliant article that I found in the Guardian last weekend about the Natural Health Service.  The article focuses on groups in England. Did you know we have similar projects, led by our Greenspace Rangers, in our parks and open spaces? For more information on how you can get involved please contact us

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https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/oct/02/natural-health-service-wildlife-volunteers-get-mental-health-boost