Roots to Work

Build practical skills and knowledge about gardening, growing and nature conservation on you way to further learning, training or employment

Roots to Work

What is it?

Roots to Work is designed to build practical skills and knowledge about gardening, growing and nature conservation in a friendly, welcoming community of volunteers. Learners can get involved in beekeeping, carpentry and other areas too. This course is designed to help you take first steps towards building up your confidence and developing other skills such as good communication, ability to work in a team, showing initiative and taking responsibility. ActivGardens aims to provide a rounded learning environment with positive outcomes for work and life.

Roots to work is for people aged 16+ who are unemployed or economically inactive, and not engaging in education or training

When

Ipswich: 9am-2pm, Monday 21 March to Monday 9 May or Friday 25 March 2022 to Friday 13 May

You can opt to attend on Mondays OR Fridays in Ipswich. Places are limited and activities will take place in small groups to make sure we stay as Covid-safe as possible.

Sudbury: 9am-1pm, Thursday 24 March to Thursday 12 May.

 

Where?

Ipswich: The People’s Community Garden, Maidenhall Allotments, Halifax Road, Ipswich IP2 8RE

Sudbury: Belle Vue Park, Sudbury,  CO10 2RG.

 

Come and look around!

We are holding an informal Open Day at the People’s Community Garden on Monday 21 March 11am to 2pm so you can look around, meet the team and ask any questions. Covid-19 health and safety measures are in place throughout our sites.

If you would like to come along to the Open Day, join Roots to Work, or find out more about this great new opportunity, please contact Project Manager Susannah Robirosa on 07530 407302 or email susannah@activlives.org.uk or call ActivLives on 01473 345350

You can also contact ActivLives on 01473 345350.

This project is funded by the European Social Fund, administered by LIFT ‘Local Investment in Learning Paths to Work’ Community Grants Programme.

An ActivGardens participant holds a tray of plants as they smile towards the camera
2 volunteers at the People's Community Garden, they stand in a veg patch and water the ground with a hose
An ActivGardens volunteer smiles at the camera as she sits by the veg stall at the entrance to the gardens.

When?

Mondays or Fridays (learner opts to choose which day they attend)

Where?

The People’s Community Garden, Maidenhall Allotments, Halifax Rd, Ipswich, IP2 8RE

COST?

Free!

People's Community Garden

Aug
18
Thu
2022
ActivSheds – Thursday Sessions for men @ CRESS Pavilion
Aug 18 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
ActivSheds - Thursday Sessions for men @ CRESS Pavilion | England | United Kingdom
Share skills, learn informally, pursue your hobbies and interests! Make friends and get more involved in your community!
Are you stuck indoors too much? Would you like to get out more and meet like-minded people in an informal, relaxed setting?
Do you like working with tools, repairing and mending, DIY projects?
If so, then why not join our ActivSheds project for men. You can share tools and resources and work on a wide range of projects such as renovation, building raised beds and cold frames, or smaller items such as bird boxes or plant troughs
You may have your own ideas or project you’d like to suggest. We can also give you help, advice and support to set up your own Men’s Shed project in your community
Booking essential! ActivSheds runs on Friday mornings from 10am at the shed at the CRESS Pavilion on Halifax Road, Ipswich IP2 8RE, near the People’s Community Garden. For further information, please contact Ian on 01473 345350 or ian@activlives.org.uk.
Plants for Sale at Chantry Walled Garden @ Chantry Walled Garden
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Plants for Sale at Chantry Walled Garden @ Chantry Walled Garden | United Kingdom

Chantry Walled Garden is a heritage walled garden in a public park, with flower borders and vegetable-growing areas, as well as extensive glasshouses as part of our plant nursery.  Our base is cosy Nursery Cottage, where there is an accessible courtyard garden with raised beds for wheelchair users. The adjacent workshop has facilities for woodwork and basic construction. In this garden you can learn skills relevant to the horticultural industry as well as enjoy maintaining a garden full of history.

Every Tuesday and Thursday we hold a plant sale, where we sell plants we’ve grown in the garden to help fund the project.

Aug
19
Fri
2022
ActivSheds @ CRESS Pavilion
Aug 19 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
ActivSheds @ CRESS Pavilion | England | United Kingdom
Share skills, learn informally, pursue your hobbies and interests! Make friends and get more involved in your community!
Are you stuck indoors too much? Would you like to get out more and meet like-minded people in an informal, relaxed setting?
Do you like working with tools, repairing and mending, DIY projects?
If so, then why not join our ActivSheds project for men. You can share tools and resources and work on a wide range of projects such as renovation, building raised beds and cold frames, or smaller items such as bird boxes or plant troughs
You may have your own ideas or project you’d like to suggest. We can also give you help, advice and support to set up your own Men’s Shed project in your community
ActivSheds runs on Friday mornings from 10am at the shed at the CRESS Pavilion on Halifax Road, Ipswich IP2 8RE, near the People’s Community Garden. For further information, please contact Ian on 01473 345350 or ian@activlives.org.uk.
Aug
23
Tue
2022
Plants for Sale at Chantry Walled Garden @ Chantry Walled Garden
Aug 23 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Plants for Sale at Chantry Walled Garden @ Chantry Walled Garden | United Kingdom

Chantry Walled Garden is a heritage walled garden in a public park, with flower borders and vegetable-growing areas, as well as extensive glasshouses as part of our plant nursery.  Our base is cosy Nursery Cottage, where there is an accessible courtyard garden with raised beds for wheelchair users. The adjacent workshop has facilities for woodwork and basic construction. In this garden you can learn skills relevant to the horticultural industry as well as enjoy maintaining a garden full of history.

Every Tuesday and Thursday we hold a plant sale, where we sell plants we’ve grown in the garden to help fund the project.

Aug
25
Thu
2022
ActivSheds – Thursday Sessions for men @ CRESS Pavilion
Aug 25 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
ActivSheds - Thursday Sessions for men @ CRESS Pavilion | England | United Kingdom
Share skills, learn informally, pursue your hobbies and interests! Make friends and get more involved in your community!
Are you stuck indoors too much? Would you like to get out more and meet like-minded people in an informal, relaxed setting?
Do you like working with tools, repairing and mending, DIY projects?
If so, then why not join our ActivSheds project for men. You can share tools and resources and work on a wide range of projects such as renovation, building raised beds and cold frames, or smaller items such as bird boxes or plant troughs
You may have your own ideas or project you’d like to suggest. We can also give you help, advice and support to set up your own Men’s Shed project in your community
Booking essential! ActivSheds runs on Friday mornings from 10am at the shed at the CRESS Pavilion on Halifax Road, Ipswich IP2 8RE, near the People’s Community Garden. For further information, please contact Ian on 01473 345350 or ian@activlives.org.uk.
Plants for Sale at Chantry Walled Garden @ Chantry Walled Garden
Aug 25 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Plants for Sale at Chantry Walled Garden @ Chantry Walled Garden | United Kingdom

Chantry Walled Garden is a heritage walled garden in a public park, with flower borders and vegetable-growing areas, as well as extensive glasshouses as part of our plant nursery.  Our base is cosy Nursery Cottage, where there is an accessible courtyard garden with raised beds for wheelchair users. The adjacent workshop has facilities for woodwork and basic construction. In this garden you can learn skills relevant to the horticultural industry as well as enjoy maintaining a garden full of history.

Every Tuesday and Thursday we hold a plant sale, where we sell plants we’ve grown in the garden to help fund the project.

Aug
26
Fri
2022
ActivSheds @ CRESS Pavilion
Aug 26 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
ActivSheds @ CRESS Pavilion | England | United Kingdom
Share skills, learn informally, pursue your hobbies and interests! Make friends and get more involved in your community!
Are you stuck indoors too much? Would you like to get out more and meet like-minded people in an informal, relaxed setting?
Do you like working with tools, repairing and mending, DIY projects?
If so, then why not join our ActivSheds project for men. You can share tools and resources and work on a wide range of projects such as renovation, building raised beds and cold frames, or smaller items such as bird boxes or plant troughs
You may have your own ideas or project you’d like to suggest. We can also give you help, advice and support to set up your own Men’s Shed project in your community
ActivSheds runs on Friday mornings from 10am at the shed at the CRESS Pavilion on Halifax Road, Ipswich IP2 8RE, near the People’s Community Garden. For further information, please contact Ian on 01473 345350 or ian@activlives.org.uk.
Aug
30
Tue
2022
Plants for Sale at Chantry Walled Garden @ Chantry Walled Garden
Aug 30 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Plants for Sale at Chantry Walled Garden @ Chantry Walled Garden | United Kingdom

Chantry Walled Garden is a heritage walled garden in a public park, with flower borders and vegetable-growing areas, as well as extensive glasshouses as part of our plant nursery.  Our base is cosy Nursery Cottage, where there is an accessible courtyard garden with raised beds for wheelchair users. The adjacent workshop has facilities for woodwork and basic construction. In this garden you can learn skills relevant to the horticultural industry as well as enjoy maintaining a garden full of history.

Every Tuesday and Thursday we hold a plant sale, where we sell plants we’ve grown in the garden to help fund the project.

Sep
1
Thu
2022
ActivSheds – Thursday Sessions for men @ CRESS Pavilion
Sep 1 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
ActivSheds - Thursday Sessions for men @ CRESS Pavilion | England | United Kingdom
Share skills, learn informally, pursue your hobbies and interests! Make friends and get more involved in your community!
Are you stuck indoors too much? Would you like to get out more and meet like-minded people in an informal, relaxed setting?
Do you like working with tools, repairing and mending, DIY projects?
If so, then why not join our ActivSheds project for men. You can share tools and resources and work on a wide range of projects such as renovation, building raised beds and cold frames, or smaller items such as bird boxes or plant troughs
You may have your own ideas or project you’d like to suggest. We can also give you help, advice and support to set up your own Men’s Shed project in your community
Booking essential! ActivSheds runs on Friday mornings from 10am at the shed at the CRESS Pavilion on Halifax Road, Ipswich IP2 8RE, near the People’s Community Garden. For further information, please contact Ian on 01473 345350 or ian@activlives.org.uk.
Plants for Sale at Chantry Walled Garden @ Chantry Walled Garden
Sep 1 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Plants for Sale at Chantry Walled Garden @ Chantry Walled Garden | United Kingdom

Chantry Walled Garden is a heritage walled garden in a public park, with flower borders and vegetable-growing areas, as well as extensive glasshouses as part of our plant nursery.  Our base is cosy Nursery Cottage, where there is an accessible courtyard garden with raised beds for wheelchair users. The adjacent workshop has facilities for woodwork and basic construction. In this garden you can learn skills relevant to the horticultural industry as well as enjoy maintaining a garden full of history.

Every Tuesday and Thursday we hold a plant sale, where we sell plants we’ve grown in the garden to help fund the project.

Sep
2
Fri
2022
ActivSheds @ CRESS Pavilion
Sep 2 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
ActivSheds @ CRESS Pavilion | England | United Kingdom
Share skills, learn informally, pursue your hobbies and interests! Make friends and get more involved in your community!
Are you stuck indoors too much? Would you like to get out more and meet like-minded people in an informal, relaxed setting?
Do you like working with tools, repairing and mending, DIY projects?
If so, then why not join our ActivSheds project for men. You can share tools and resources and work on a wide range of projects such as renovation, building raised beds and cold frames, or smaller items such as bird boxes or plant troughs
You may have your own ideas or project you’d like to suggest. We can also give you help, advice and support to set up your own Men’s Shed project in your community
ActivSheds runs on Friday mornings from 10am at the shed at the CRESS Pavilion on Halifax Road, Ipswich IP2 8RE, near the People’s Community Garden. For further information, please contact Ian on 01473 345350 or ian@activlives.org.uk.
Sep
6
Tue
2022
Plants for Sale at Chantry Walled Garden @ Chantry Walled Garden
Sep 6 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Plants for Sale at Chantry Walled Garden @ Chantry Walled Garden | United Kingdom

Chantry Walled Garden is a heritage walled garden in a public park, with flower borders and vegetable-growing areas, as well as extensive glasshouses as part of our plant nursery.  Our base is cosy Nursery Cottage, where there is an accessible courtyard garden with raised beds for wheelchair users. The adjacent workshop has facilities for woodwork and basic construction. In this garden you can learn skills relevant to the horticultural industry as well as enjoy maintaining a garden full of history.

Every Tuesday and Thursday we hold a plant sale, where we sell plants we’ve grown in the garden to help fund the project.

Sep
8
Thu
2022
ActivSheds – Thursday Sessions for men @ CRESS Pavilion
Sep 8 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
ActivSheds - Thursday Sessions for men @ CRESS Pavilion | England | United Kingdom
Share skills, learn informally, pursue your hobbies and interests! Make friends and get more involved in your community!
Are you stuck indoors too much? Would you like to get out more and meet like-minded people in an informal, relaxed setting?
Do you like working with tools, repairing and mending, DIY projects?
If so, then why not join our ActivSheds project for men. You can share tools and resources and work on a wide range of projects such as renovation, building raised beds and cold frames, or smaller items such as bird boxes or plant troughs
You may have your own ideas or project you’d like to suggest. We can also give you help, advice and support to set up your own Men’s Shed project in your community
Booking essential! ActivSheds runs on Friday mornings from 10am at the shed at the CRESS Pavilion on Halifax Road, Ipswich IP2 8RE, near the People’s Community Garden. For further information, please contact Ian on 01473 345350 or ian@activlives.org.uk.
Plants for Sale at Chantry Walled Garden @ Chantry Walled Garden
Sep 8 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Plants for Sale at Chantry Walled Garden @ Chantry Walled Garden | United Kingdom

Chantry Walled Garden is a heritage walled garden in a public park, with flower borders and vegetable-growing areas, as well as extensive glasshouses as part of our plant nursery.  Our base is cosy Nursery Cottage, where there is an accessible courtyard garden with raised beds for wheelchair users. The adjacent workshop has facilities for woodwork and basic construction. In this garden you can learn skills relevant to the horticultural industry as well as enjoy maintaining a garden full of history.

Every Tuesday and Thursday we hold a plant sale, where we sell plants we’ve grown in the garden to help fund the project.

Sep
9
Fri
2022
ActivSheds @ CRESS Pavilion
Sep 9 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
ActivSheds @ CRESS Pavilion | England | United Kingdom
Share skills, learn informally, pursue your hobbies and interests! Make friends and get more involved in your community!
Are you stuck indoors too much? Would you like to get out more and meet like-minded people in an informal, relaxed setting?
Do you like working with tools, repairing and mending, DIY projects?
If so, then why not join our ActivSheds project for men. You can share tools and resources and work on a wide range of projects such as renovation, building raised beds and cold frames, or smaller items such as bird boxes or plant troughs
You may have your own ideas or project you’d like to suggest. We can also give you help, advice and support to set up your own Men’s Shed project in your community
ActivSheds runs on Friday mornings from 10am at the shed at the CRESS Pavilion on Halifax Road, Ipswich IP2 8RE, near the People’s Community Garden. For further information, please contact Ian on 01473 345350 or ian@activlives.org.uk.
Sep
13
Tue
2022
Plants for Sale at Chantry Walled Garden @ Chantry Walled Garden
Sep 13 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Plants for Sale at Chantry Walled Garden @ Chantry Walled Garden | United Kingdom

Chantry Walled Garden is a heritage walled garden in a public park, with flower borders and vegetable-growing areas, as well as extensive glasshouses as part of our plant nursery.  Our base is cosy Nursery Cottage, where there is an accessible courtyard garden with raised beds for wheelchair users. The adjacent workshop has facilities for woodwork and basic construction. In this garden you can learn skills relevant to the horticultural industry as well as enjoy maintaining a garden full of history.

Every Tuesday and Thursday we hold a plant sale, where we sell plants we’ve grown in the garden to help fund the project.

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