Changes due to lockdown - January 2021
Dear Members and Friends,
Due to the severity of the developments which have prompted the latest lockdown, and following the best current medical advice for everyone to stay at home and stay safe as much as possible, we will be making the following temporary changes to the running of the garden:
- postponing activities at the garden for the duration,
- making the garden available for those urgently in need of social support and contact:
- these sessions will run from 11am to 1pm, on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays,
- booking is required - please contact 07851 150434 or email@example.com to let us know if you will be coming down,
- we will need to check your temperature and log you in when you arrive at the garden.
As ever we will be monitoring the situation as it develops, and will revisit these new arrangements and keep everyone updated through email and Facebook posts as and when any changes take place.
Useful links and contact information for accessing support during lockdown:
- Taking good care of our own and each other's mental health is vital at the moment - for an excellent list of resources to support you or someone you know please click here.
- The local Safe Haven 24 hour phone lines, providing crisis support for those struggling during the pandemic, can be reached on 07876 476703 or 07483 163953.
- The Abbey Physic Community Garden can provide members with vouchers to access Faversham Food Bank, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01795 539915 - to visit the Faversham Food Bank website please click here.
- The APCG Members' Whatsapp Group is available to all with smartphones or tablets - for an invite to the group please contact email@example.com.
- The Faversham Community Coronavirus Help and Support group can be found on Facebook - please click here.
- The Covid-19 Mutual Aid website has a comprehensive list of groups organising support for residents of all areas, including smaller villages - to search for a group please click here.
In the meantime...
Besides working to make sure the garden is looking as lovely as possible for when you return, we will be providing online activities and updates on a regular basis, look out for:
- live-streamed cook-along and social sessions,
- a return of the weekly blog from the garden,
- pictures and video clips from the garden team,
- suggestions of lockdown-friendly activities.
The garden team is still here and working for you and the community, please don't hesitate to get in touch for any reason at all at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07851 150434.
Very best wishes to all,
The Abbey Physic Community Garden Team.