Common Ground Road Show – A Spectacular Success

The Common Ground team at Lancashire Care NHS Trust held a fabulous road show on NHS Sustainability Day wit the aim to encouraging people to make one carbon reducing action, such as reusing a carrier bag whilst also encourage people to release more oxygen into the air.

The days success can be seen in the pledges made;

  • Hillside Specialist School for autistic children will be creating a growing space at their school with common ground and will be integrating this into their science lessons.
  • Broughton Business and Enterprise college will be growing with the common ground cooking the harvested food in food tech. They also planted 2 trees at 2 and sowed a seed each as part of the sowing the seed for change
  • Rydon maintenance pledged to turn their office outside planters in to a herb and pea pod garden and will use the produce for lunches in the office.
  • The Property Services apprentice has volunteered to grow herbs and salads in a planter to feed the office during the summer
  • Fairoak medium secure ward have arranged a weekly gardening class with common ground, their newly created vegetable and herb garden was officcally opened on Thursday with Jacqueline cutting from the centre of sustainable healthcare and deputy property services director , Cliff Howell presenting them with a certificate and food growing gift.
  • Fellside and ForestBeck planted some mini herb gardens and planted 2 trees at 2 with Jacqueline cutting and Cliff Howell presenting certificates and food growing gift.
  • St Peters Fullwood primary school are excited in joining common ground in taking part with seed sowing and food harvesting this year
  • 2 offices are going to make things fun and have arranged a chilli growing competition
  • 6 people signed up to be a green champion
  • We received over 80 carbon reducing actions
  • 60 tree adoptions took place in support of the NHS Forest
  • Ryhurst planted 4 trees in total at the Oakland’s unit and 2 at Moss View
  • Fern grove Community Gardens planted 2 trees at 2
  • 85 people took free wildflower seeds to sow to encourage wildlife into their gardens and supporting the honey bees plight of survival
  • Common Ground have pledged to support the dementia community team creating a mobile sensory herb garden that can be taken into less able people’s homes for them to enjoy and experience
  • Common ground will also be creating 2 mobile sensory gardens for ward 1 and 2 at Ribbleton Hospital for the less mobile patients who are unable to venture out into the garden area
  • A further 49 people signed up to the food growing campaign all taking away a free food growing kit with promises to take pictures of progress in just over 6 hours.