Tea-riffic community workshop at Owd Martha’s Yard

Residents of all ages and abilities are invited to get involved with tea-inspired workshops at the Owd Martha’s Yard community garden in the upcoming weeks.

The project is a fantastic opportunity for residents to develop skills in gardening and horticulture from the UK's leading gardening charity the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS). Delivered in partnership with My Best Life Social Prescribing team and the Barnsley Council South Area team, the sessions aim to bring communities together. The exclusive series of workshops have been inspired and designed around tea, offering activities such as crafting teapots, as well as growing and planting tips with recipes in mind.

The official launch event takes place on Thursday 28 March at the Hoyland Centre from 10.30am until 1 pm. Come along to get a feel for the fun and exciting nature of this unique opportunity, learning more about the project with medicinal herbalist Bel Charlesworth and an inspiring talk from the RHS.

Cllr Jenny Platts, Cabinet Spokesperson for Communities, said: “This is a wonderful, prestigious event for us to host in Barnsley, we're very pleased this opportunity has been opened for our residents. Whether you’re an avid gardener or just interested in learning new skills, we'd encourage as many people as possible to get involved.”

The sessions have limited availability, so people who would like to delve deeper into the world of tea are encouraged to book in advance. For more information and to book a place, email the South Area Team at DawnGrayton@barnsley.gov.uk.

This news is linked to Town Spirit, our new way of working better together. We believe, that if everyone in Barnsley does just one thing, we can make our borough a more welcoming place to live, work, invest and visit.

This theme sets out to work together and do our best for our local communities, making our borough a more vibrant and welcoming place — #OwnIt and getting involved in your community or an area that interests you.


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