Friday, 26 September 2014

Our FREE seed saving and winter container workshop proves to be interesting and fun

Our programme of FREE training opportunities continues with todays "seed saving and winter container gardening" workshop –  facilitated by Jennifer Lauruol of Carpe Diem Gardens.

Among the feedback we received included:

"Had a great time. It was fun"
"We were made very welcome"
"Fantastic place to have meetings. Very friendly and informative"
"Thanks, had a brilliant time"
"Teacher was passionate and knowledgeable"

Funding to enable the workshop sessions has been provided from a grant we have been awarded by People’s Health Trust using money raised by Healthable Community Interest Company through The Health Lottery.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Love Barrow Awards - Nominations now open

“Do you know someone in the Barrow Borough community or neighbourhood who does great work, either as part of their job or as a volunteer?  If you do, this is your chance to recognise that great work by nominating those people that go that extra mile to make Barrow and the Furness area the great place it is to live, work and love”

For details of how you can nominate online or download a printable form that you can post to the Love Barrow Awards Team please visit the Love Barrow website at:

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Wild About Gardens Week 15 - 21 September 2014

"Wild About Gardens is a joint initiative by the Royal Horticultural Society and The Wildlife Trusts to encourage people to support local biodiversity in their gardens.  In May 2013, the State of Nature report, compiled by 25 wildlife organisations, found that 60 percent of the 3,148 UK animal and plant species assessed have declined in the past 50 years for a range of reasons including loss of habitat. 

Many of our common garden species - hedgehogs, house sparrows, starlings and common frogs, for example – are becoming much less common. This is where gardeners can make a difference, by making their own gardens and the green spaces in their communities more wildlife friendly".

You can find free guides on many practical ways to enhance your garden for wildlife, from building bug hotels to help our garden pollinators through winter to feeding birds to building ponds at the Wild About Gardens website here

You can download Wild About Gardens free guide with planting and activity ideas to help pollinators flourish in your garden here.

Monday, 1 September 2014

Could you possibly spare a minute to help us….…………?

Hi all,

Could you possibly spare a minute to help us….………….?

Following an application we (Marsh Street Arches and Garden CIC) recently submitted to Skipton Building Society’s Grassroots Giving initiative we have been shortlisted for potential funding.

In order to fairly allocate 161 pots of £500, Skipton Building Society’s Grassroots Giving are asking the public to tell them who they want to see receive the funding out of 304 shortlisted groups. 

An individual profile has been created for our project which can be seen on their website here:

You can, if you wish, add your support by clicking on the link above to find Marsh Street Arches and Gardens Community Interest Company, and vote for us by adding your email address in the box at the bottom of the page and clicking ‘Vote Now’.

Thank you in anticipation.

Maintaining our raised planters

Disability Information Day - Friday 5th Sept 2014 at Forum 28