Work Day at the Moat

The Centre have plans to upgrade/expand their facilities and the plan is for us to help in their walled garden, with restoration work

Work day at the Old Moat Garden Centre, Horton Lane, Epsom KT19 8PQ held on Saturday the 17th October next starting at 10am.

For those of you who are not aware the Old Moat is run by Richmond Fellowship and they do fantastic work with people suffering from mental health problems, offering the opportunity to enrol for formal or informal training and work experience programmes in a realistic, commercial, but supportive environment. It offers training in nursery stock growing, propagation, vegetable and fruit production as well as contract gardening and cafe training, including food hygiene, barista training and food preparation.

 Bob Frisby, Harry Corben and Tony Axelrod attended an open day at the Centre and heard first hand from many people who had benefited from the Centre, which was an inspiration.

 The Centre have plans to upgrade/expand their facilities and the plan is for us to help in their walled garden, with restoration work.  This will working on seed beds and include some lugging.  We will be supervised by Jonathan Glinos of the Centre and those attending should wear stout boots and if possible bring some good gardening gloves and wear doesn’t matter clothes.  Tools will be provided by the Centre and they also have a café, with ample car parking!

 Another work day will be held on 7th Nov. It would be great if we could get together a good group of us from Epsom Rotary / Associates  and Rotaractors, so please do come along and also send Tony an email to let me know that you can, so that we can keep track of numbers.