Exploring Nature


A Community First funded project in partnership with Parson Cross Initiative, SOAR Learning Zone and LEAF community allotments.

This 2 month project explored ways people connect to nature in Parson Cross. It included family bug hunts, community chutney and jam making sessions with LEAF allotments, creative writing workshops and willow weaving. Exploring nature culminated in a community celebration showcasing work, creative activities and chutney and jam tasting made during the project. We engaged with a range of local groups, families and individuals aged 12-80yrs.

Comments about the project:

Participant: ‘Really good to have free events especially if you learn something and are outdoors’

Shelia : ‘Enjoyed the skill of making chutney, great people- made me very welcome’.

Ays: ‘It is good to get people involved in something in the local community and meet new people. Great to use home-grown fruit and veg and learn to use up what you grow’.