L'Arche Belfast’s Gardening Project – Greenbuds, Beautifying the Neighbourhood
A group of people, including those with learning difficulties and disabilities, united by their desire to work hard, and spread nature from the allotment into the city. They aim to create inclusive spaces that break down barriers and misconceptions around people with learning disabilities, empowering them to share their skills and their gifts. If successful they will use the funding to create a kitchen garden at St. John's Church, a courtyard garden in their new house, and transform a run-down alley into a bee-friendly mini-green space. To complete the project they will run weekly sessions led by a facilitator, purchase materials, tools and equipment: Seeds, planters, lumber for raised beds/planters, hardware, compost and a storage shed.