Keeping The Lights On - 2021 Week 5

13 February 2021

Hello all,

I have to start by taking a moment to thank our departing trustee and Secretary, Jo Osborn, who has donated her time and experience to the Abbey Physic Community Garden for several years, serving on the board of trustees. Jo helped to organise and record and participated in the trustee meetings which oversee the running and ongoing funding of the charity, and it's my pleasure to thank her for her contributions on behalf of all of the members, friends, and staff of the garden.

The garden is now in need of someone to fill Jo's sizeable shoes - could you be that person? You can find out more about our trustees by clicking here, and you can follow this link, or scroll down to the featured items below to find out more about the position and how to register your interest in applying for this essential role in supporting the continued work of the Abbey Physic Community Garden - thank you.

In case you hadn't noticed, there was a bit of snow about this week, so of course we took a few pictures of the garden looking rather lovely in a fine white winter coat:

In other news, we have now had several responses to our request for poems from everyone out there in lockdown land, please click here to find out more. Thank you to everyone who has contributed so far.

Our online Zoom sessions continue bringing members and friends together each week, and of course everyone is welcome to join:

  • Wednesday, 17th February, 11am - members' catch up and chat - zoom id: 675 702 0894 passcode: apcg
  • Thursday, 18th February, 4pm - meditation and mindful journalling - zoom id: 815 4607 9904 passcode: 198759
  • Friday, 19th February, 11am (members) and 3pm (families and friends) - cooking and chatting with the Faversham Community Kitchen - zoom id: 675 702 0894 passcode: apcg

If you would like to join in, but are a bit unsure how to connect to a Zoom session, please don't hesitate to contact us at the garden for this, or any other reason, at or by calling 01795 539915.

Make Headroom

The BBC's 'Headroom' campaign is a response to the increased pressure we're all under at the moment. Please click on the image to find an excellent collection of ideas to bring wellbeing and good mental health to all. Why not start with this simple introduction to mindfulness?

Trustee Vacancy

The Abbey Physic Community Garden is looking for a new trustee to join the board. Could it be you? Or perhaps someone you know?

Please click on the image to read full details of this opportunity, and how to register an application - thank you.

Pots in the Post

This week's 'Get Gardening' clip is a timely tip on how to care for the plants you'll be ordering online for brightening up your own garden this year. Please click on the image to find out how to ensure your precious potted plantlings get the best start in life.

Random Kindness

Next Wednesday, 17th February is international 'Random Acts of Kindness Day'. Please click on the image to visit the official website, which includes suggestions for lots of thoughtful ways we can all bring a bit of kindness to each other and to ourselves this week.

Sung to Sleep

With all of us under a blanket of snow this past week, Lissie's latest relaxation and sing-along video extolls the virtues of letting yourself retreat into the comfort and safety of your own blankets and getting some restorative sleep. Please click on the image to watch on YouTube.

Winter Walk

Groundwork at the garden was necessarily put on hold this week, the ground being rather hard to find under a foot of snow. Please click on the image to watch a clip of what we found coming to the garden in the morning after the heaviest of the snow had fallen.

Best wishes to all - The Abbey Physic Community Garden Team