Blackhill Club Community Garden, Planting Seeds with Shotley Bridge Nursery.
Changing our local food system, the way we care, share and eat our food is one of our goals at The ALT Group. Making lives better, learning and having fun are also high on our agenda of change! So when we were approached by Shotley Bridge Nursery to teach some of their children about growing food we relished the opportunity.
Our Community Garden vision spans generations and we want it to be cherished by everyone, and these little cherubs are exactly why we need to save and utilise our green spaces. Bridging the gap between growing and eating can start at any age, but it can be a lot easier to build from a young age.
We had an amazing time, lots of fun and some pretty good results. Here we would like to tell you all about our experience.
We live in a world that can be very busy and very demanding of us. Often, many people live in a state of stress and we rarely take time out for ourselves to relax.
Stress can have huge effects in our lives, from stopping us being able to sleep properly, causing aches pains and muscle tension and the longer term health effects can include mental health problems, heart and blood pressure problems and more,
Press Release - 4/4/16
The ALT Group, a newly formed local community group is fundraising with a twist this weekend, hosting a Pop-Up Shop sale at local venue Blackhill Comrades Club from Thursday through to Sunday.
The sale will include a mix of art prints by local artists, pre-loved furniture, clothes and home products as well as locally made crafts with tea, coffee and refreshments on sale through the whole event. Families and children will be catered for with a play zone and face painting available for the kids or gel nails for the adults.
During the Pop-Up Shop event, The ALT Group team will be providing information sessions about the organisation and their future plans for community activities, including their Community Garden project plans that was started in February.
Press Release - 27/11/15
The ALT Group, a newly formed local community group has teamed up with local venue Blackhill Comrades Club to offer free entertainment, to the community in Consett on Thursday night.
Animal Show host and Magician Steve Lucock, 50 from Blyth has previously featured on Britain's Got Talent and Channel 5 Series, 41 Dogs In A 3 Bed Semi, received a warm welcome to the venue and entertained over 100 guests and volunteers with his comedy and education show alongside live animals.
In between the laughter, children and adults were introduced to many creatures including a Meercat, Skunk and Zante the Fox who are all rescued by Steve's animal rescue charity, Saviours Haven Sanctuary.
It has been an amazing week at The ALT Group. We had our very first Community Meal at Blackhill Club on Thursday 1st October.
I hope you'll agree our menu was a great start, and it seemed to go down well with our diners. It was a long day, starting with collections at 9am and food preparation and cooking starting from 10.30.
A huge Thank you! to Matthew, Heather & Shirley for their help. The quality and standard of the food was something to be proud of!
All the meals were prepared and ready to serve for 6pm when the doors opened and it was an exciting moment. We welcomed several community members, mainly from Blackhill, and managed to pretty much have our first service without any hitches.
Ann, Ryan, Jane N, Jane F and Chloe did a really good job of helping our diners and providing friendly service with a smile.
Hi, I'm Terri Lee-Shield, Director of The ALT Group.