A nice mention of Rosewood in the March Green Champion e-bulletin and our recent work in the garden as part of NHS Sustainability Day. The newsletter is available for download via the link below.
Attached is the monthly calendar for the Rosewood Centre for April. If you’d like to know more or get involved in any of the activities, please contact Laura.Ingham@NottsHC.nhs.uk
Thursday 23rd March is NHS Sustainability Day. At Rosewood, we’re going to be a day late in joining in, but our Garden Group which runs on Fridays is planting willow which we’re looking to regularly harvest over the year to provide for weaving crafts on wards. We’re also looking to trim back some of the plants which have died back over winter to freshen them up now that spring is almost upon us. We’ll be getting the beds ready for vegetables and have fruit bushes to plant to help contribute to lunches later in the year.
We have plans to use old wood to create a “Bug Hotel” to help increase biodiversity in the garden and we’ll be moving round some existing plants to create more of a sensory area by our benches. Our rose bushes will be moved to a more sunny part of the garden to help them flourish. We’ll also be starting to recycle more of our kitchen waste in compost as we already use old coffee grounds in the garden.
Within the building itself, we’re working on getting into the habit of turning off lights when they’re not needed, turning off computer equipment not in use, turning down the heating by a degree or two and increasing our recycling.
Below is the link to the calendar for the Involvement, Experience and Volunteering Team at Rosewood in March.
If you’d like to know more or are interested in attending any of the events, please contact Laura Ingham on 0115 969 1300 ext 13965 or by email Laura.Ingham@NottsHC.nhs.uk
We’ve had advice from the Trust’s Energy and Environment Department and the Garden Group which runs on a Friday has come up with a plan for the garden and now have a list of tasks to focus on for the year ahead.
A few items from this task list include; moving some of the existing plants; growing vegetables to use within Rosewood; planting willow to provide for service user crafts within the Trust; touching up the paintwork; and making the garden more insect friendly to help with biodiversity.
This noticeboard marks the start of something new at Rosewood Involvement Centre. We’ve had a visit from the Energy and Environmental Team who have given us a few ideas as to how to work to make ourselves more sustainable, environmentally friendly and overall, a little greener. We’re hoping to also use some ideas from the national NHS Sustainability Day too!
We have a few plans in store for our garden as part of our regular Garden Group, some ideas to change how we work within Rosewood and how we can better process our waste and recycle more. We’ll be posting regular updates and progress reports as we go; this noticeboard will soon be filled with information! If you have any ideas or want to get involved, please email Laura at Laura.Ingham@NottsHC.NHS.uk.