The flat is well equipped so that those coming to the group can feel at home. Last Friday’s meeting featured some excellent homemade doughnuts made by one talented participant and a lovely lunch that catered for everyone.
There’s a variety of ages that attend the group and children are always welcome, with toys at their disposal. The doughnuts seemed to be quite a hit for the little ones too and they had a ball running around in such a relaxed environment!
Friday’s group also featured a monthly visit from Lucy of the Urban Roots programme, who runs programmes in gardening skills. We learnt about seed saving, first taking the seeds from Picolino tomatoes and then taking them to the flat’s gardening space to be carefully planted. Hopefully by spring there will be some lovely tomato plants to use for another lunch in the women’s group. It certainly made you appreciate how much you can gain from just of the seeds that you often eat without thinking!
Some members of the group have already proven growing skills too, having home grown an array of vegetables in the past year which will be great for creating organic, healthy meals. The next gardening event at the Women’s Group will be a wreath making class on the 11th December and it’s sure to be lots of fun.
The women’s group isn’t just about gardening, featuring lots of different activities and events throughout the year to interest everyone, aided by volunteers who work hard to make sure everything is run smoothly. Most importantly however, it’s a very social group, where conversation thrives easily and the laughter is infectious.
Some participants have been regulars of the GCIN Women’s Group for a long time, whilst others are very new to the group. As a newcomer, it took no time to become part of a fun, friendly atmosphere and find a safe space where you are made to feel welcome.
For ladies interested in coming along, the Women’s Group meets every Friday between 11.30 - 2.30 at the Moss Heights Community Flat which is situated at Flat 1, Block 40, Moss Heights Avenue G52 2TX.