Green Routes to Wellbeing Round-up

It has been a little while since I have updated about the Green Routes group. There has been a wee bit of change within the group with our NHS support worker Grant leaving and the new support from Occupational Therapy Work Sheila.

The group are grateful that this support is continuing and that NHS recognise the importance of a group such as Green Routes. We have also had a couple of new members to the group and the return of a couple others which is great to see!

The group has also received some funding from the Soroptimists who raised the funds through the local community. The group would like to say thank you for this it will help them with money for clothing and equipment for carrying out their work. The group will be carrying out some maintenance on behalf of the Soroptimists in their raised bed in MacRosty Park.

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Weeding Beds around the Pavillion

The group have been very busy recently we have been carrying out a range of tasks such as weeding the beds around the pavilion in MacRosty, we decided to try and keep on top of the beds this year with some minimal maintenance to keep on top of them although a few of the beds will need some considerable work to bring them back to a good standard.

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Helping with the dome

 

They also helped to finish the main structure of the willow dome started by the school group.

Every second week we have been having a bit more of a laid back time and appreciating some of the wildlife around us as well as carrying out some small maintenance tasks this has included litter picking and drainage clearance down Lady Mary’s walk we managed to spot a range of different wildlife including: Common Sandpiper, Dippers, Pied Wagtail, Goosander and Red Squirrel!

 

 

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