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Springtime with the Green Connections Project

Published on 24 April 2024 11:11 AM

Springtime with the Green Connections Project

SPRING IS FINALLY here, and it's a great time to start thinking about getting out into nature, whether that’s in your own garden or your local green patch. The Green Connections Project has been busy networking in Crewe and planning for the (hopefully) sunnier weather!

In March, the project took some time to visit care homes and independent housing in Crewe, in order to create some wonderful Easter planters with the residents. I visited several care homes in Crewe, with plant pots, spring flowers and Easter decorations at the ready. Residents could plant up a variety of flowers ready for spring, including mini daffodils, violas and strawflowers.

Residents decorated their planters as they pleased, using mini plastic Easter eggs and paper butterflies to keep with the Easter theme. The Easter planting sessions proved to be a huge success, with amazing feedback from participants. Many participants were especially keen for me to return for future sessions, so watch this space. Because the project predominantly works with people living in the community in their own homes, it was wonderful to expand the project and work with older people living in care settings.

After completing the wonderful Easter planting sessions, it’s now time to focus my attention back on homes in the community. The Green Connections Project aims to get older people living in Crewe connected to nature and their local communities through a cup of tea, a chat and a spot of gardening. I can give advice on how to make your garden more wildlife-friendly, provide you with free resources and materials, and connect you with local activities and groups.

If you work at a Crewe care home or independent housing for over 55s and would like to work with us, then please contact me on 07717 501 315, email at, or find the project webpagePlease also reach out if you or someone you know is over 55, lives in Crewe and would like to reconnect with your local green patch.

I hope to hear from you soon!

Bethany Caley – Green Connections Coordinator