Community Café and Garden – Official OpeningThursday 24th May – 11am - 2pm
As many of you will know Red2Green have been lucky enough to have a garden at Bottisham Village College for many years but following its move to its new purpose built site they will shortly be opening a community café.
It will give their learners the chance to get involved in preparing and serving refreshments and home-made snacks whilst learning social, educational and business skills which in some cases may form the building blocks for preparing for work experience, volunteering or employment opportunities.
Initially the café will open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11am - 2pm serving tea and coffee, and simple homemade fare such as bread, scones, soup, salads and cake, increasing the selection as the team’s skills develop. Red2green are grateful to 'Awards for All England' from the Big Lottery Fund for funding towards the Hearts and Crafts Café project which will provide relaxing inclusive crafting activities for all.
Everyone is invited to their Open Day on Thursday 24th May which will showcase their new developing gardens and café, the café and as well as sales of produce, vegetable & bedding plants, and the famous Red2Green hanging baskets grown by clients from the Options service for people with a learning disability. It will also feature artwork & craft displays from the Aspirations service for people on the autistic spectrum and from Support our service for people living with mental ill health. Join them for refreshments and to sample their menu.
Talk by author Helen Bates Thursday 17 May – 6.30-8.45pm
Red2Green are also delighted to be welcoming author Helen Bates. She will be doing a short presentation about female autism combined with some of Ellen Li’s lovely illustrations from her book “A girl like Tilly, Growing up with autism” This poignant story maps the entire childhood of a bright young girl with autism which was inspired by the real childhood of Helen’s daughter.
You do not need to book but it would be helpful if you could visit the Red2Green website www.red2green.org to log your interest.