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Wesley Community Housing tenants have been working with the Royal Botanic Gardens Community Greening Program to build sensory gardens in Wesley’s Specialist Disability Accommodation properties.
In collaboration with Darren from the Royal Botanic Gardens Community Greening Program, Wesley Community Housing tenants built planter boxes and benches under trees for residents to use.
Wesley Community Housing tenants had the opportunity to learn or improve on some basic skills about horticulture, landscaping and construction. One tenant, Sok, said: Ït’s good to get out and about for a good cause.’
Collaboration, community and connection remain fundamental to meaningful projects for all at Wesley Community Housing. During the pandemic that has heightened people’s sense of isolation, creating spaces and events for connection have never been more important.
Tenant Richard, who volunteered his time to work on the project said: ‘So many people have been affected [by COVID] … it makes you think about what we need to do. Supporting each other is the most important note.’
Residents continue to enjoy the use of this new garden and Wesley Community Housing hopes to keep revitalising its outdoor spaces with the great work of Wesley Community Housing tenants.