News: Natural Recovery Update

Natural Recovery have plenty of things going on this month and they need your help! Everything takes place at Syrian House, which is a care home for people with mental health needs (Sandiway Road, Sale. M33 5AL)

Do you have any artistic skills?
Then they need your help to fill their garden with creative pieces of eco-art. Do you think you can paint and decorate an old shed? Can you create sculptures out of clay, willow, stone or any other interesting material? Can you carve wood? They are looking for talented volunteers willing to work with the residents, other volunteers or just by themselves to create pieces of art for the Sensory Garden. Drop an email to if you want to be part of it!

Future members of the committee WANTED!!!
They are looking for people interested in being part of the committee of Natural Recovery. As a committee member, your responsibilities will be to ensure the community group is running smoothly and to plan ahead for future projects. Natural Recovery was founded a year ago and received a grant from Ecominds to create a Sensory Garden at a care home for people with mental health needs. The aim of the group is to continue helping disadvantaged groups enjoy nature and the environment. Learn more at

General Meeting - Friday 13th May 2011 from 12noon to 1pm
Everyone is invited to take part in their general meeting to discuss what they've been up to, what is about to come and a brief overview on their finances. They will go though the outcomes and milestones set by Ecominds and discuss new projects.

Special Event: Garden workday! - Saturday 14th May 2011 from 2pm to 5pm
If you work during the week, this is your chance to see the garden and meet the people at Syrian House... and off course, do some work! They still have some digging to do, as well as planting, weeding, moving compost around. A great excuse to enjoy the nice weather out on a Saturday afternoon!

Gardening Sessions - Every Wednesday from 2pm to 4pm
Some vegetables are already in the beds but others are still waiting! They'll do some watering and weeding too. They will be sorting out flower beds and borders. This month, they should receive a table and chair set, a swing seat and some garden ornaments which need assembling. This is when the garden is really coming to life! Tea and coffee are provided in every session

Art Session - Every Friday from 10am to 12noon
They will work hands-on the garden. They will decorate a large bench, paint and write names on stones, create buntings... pieces of art to enhance the garden!

For more details call 0845 634 4510 or email, or visit