Our customers at Hogarth Court, one of our sheltered housing schemes in east London, recently celebrated the arrival of spring with a spring picnic and a ‘flora corner’.
Residents of Hogarth Court have been working alongside student volunteers from Tower Hamlets College to set up a ‘flora corner’ in their communal conservatory, where they’ve grown their own fruit and vegetables, including peppers, tomatoes and radishes. As well as Tower Hamlets College and Southern Housing Group, the floral corner project was supported by Genesis housing association, Royal Voluntary Service, and health trainer Alea Ismail.
The project brings together residents weekly, offering them a way to work together on a project that positively benefits their scheme.
Abul Sorwar, the Scheme Services Coordinator who oversees Hogarth Court, is applying for funding to enable residents to partake in more growing projects, using the scheme’s outdoor space.
On 27 April, Hogarth Court residents and volunteers were invited to a special spring picnic in their communal garden and lounge.