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Engaging with Regular Activities at Workington Green Community Hub

Our pilot hub in Workington is having a busy summer with a series of regular activities that are proving popular with participants. Based at Vulcan’s Park, and led by Hannah Wright, the Hub makes use of a mix of indoor and outdoor spaces, and partners with other organisations and delivery partners, to create a busy hub of activity, all helping to create a more resilient and sustainable community.

Here’s a summary of two of their current regular activities taking place…

Nature Journaling

In these weekly two-hour sessions, participants take part in guided explorations that help them observe nature before journaling their experience, using found items, observed patterns, or words to describe smells, sights, sounds, or feelings.

In their latest session, the group looked at mammals and reptiles and the instructor showed the group her pet snake! Here’s Hannah and some of the participants, with the snake in question…

These sessions take place every Monday from 1-3pm until 11th September (excluding Bank Holidays). The sessions are free and open to anyone to drop in and take part. Materials and refreshments are included.

Gardening Sessions

The weekly gardening sessions have been really productive and an impressive living wall, made out of old pallets and recycled wood, is a testament to what can be achieved. The group have also been building a bug hotel and a beautiful bench for the Community Garden.

The garden sessions take place on Thursdays from 10-11am and are also completely free and open to anyone who wishes to join. All supplies are provided, along with refreshments.

You can find out more about what’s happening at Workington on the facebook page here.

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