09 July 2018

Lodge Lane in Bloom for Loving Lodge Lane 2018

Loving Lodge Lane was a fabulous day, the sun was shinning and Mike and I got busy planting up the new planters on the green space in-between Asbridge
and Solway street.

The planters where paid for by the Liverpool City Council and where made by the project Skill Mill.

Skill Mill is a Social Enterprise which provides employment opportunities for young offenders in Horticulture services across Merseyside and this group made the new planters for Loving Lodge Lane 2018.

The L8LS project and GTDT supplied the beautiful array of plants. Take a look at the pics of how partnership working and a dash of colour can really transform an empty space.

05 July 2018

Places and Spaces 2018- Somali Womens Group


The Somali Womens Group here on Lodge Lane was one of the first projects that the L8LS got involved in . Back in 2014 Liverpool City Council installed 3 growing beds for the centre which was soon followed by a grow your own food course, that GTDT and the L8LS project delivered.

This became our first "Field to Fork" project as the produce that was grown from the garden became the cooking ingredients  for the lunches and dinners that the ladies would cook for the elders in the community.

But as time went by the centre started to suffer financially and changes to the staff meant that the centre was not being accessed as often by the Somali community.






Last month by chance the L8LS project got chatting to a lovely volunteer at the centre ,Sahra, and she began to tell us how she would love the garden to be brought back to life. The garden had become so overgrown that the ladies could not even open the back door !

So Mike and I made a start on the back and managed to get it cleared in no time at all and already GTDT and the L8LS have started to deliver a growing courses for the ladies. They have really embraced the garden and it is lovely to see them all enjoying, sharing and growing once again.

Keep posted for more activities and how GTDT and the L8LS project will be supporting this centre.



03 July 2018

Riverview Community Living Room: July

This month we have looked at the types of activities that the older members of the community who access Riverview Development Trust would like to see in their  community place in the coming months  and how some of these ideas/ activities hopefully will attract / encourage new people  to access  Riverview . Their ideas ranged from a Book Club/ Book Swap, Line Dancing . Knit and Natter, Lessons on how to use a Smart Phone and  Calligraphy Classes. Wow what a range . We will be developing some of ideas in partnership with Riverview and will keep you updated on how some of these ideas develop.