Back in 2016, the University of Gloucestershire won a bid to be part of a jointly funded £3.16 million National Lottery /European Social Fund Building Better Opportunities (BBO) project known as GEM (Going the Extra Mile). This inclusive employment project was set up with the aim of engaging with and supporting individuals experiencing barriers to work due to a range of circumstances, and moving them closer to education, training or employment.
CCRI’s Project Support Officer Isabel Fielden took a month’s sabbatical from CCRI to work with endangered species in West Java, Indonesia.
CCRI’s Isabel Fielden has been busy in her garden while the weather has been warm. She has been pleasantly surprised by the increase in biodiversity in her garden, since the Urban Garden Project started in January 2017.
Despite the nights drawing in and the onset of winter, there is plenty of planning to do for the spring. Year two of the Urban Garden Project will be about continuing to create wildlife habitats and to improve biodiversity. Read more in the 6th installment of Isabel’s blog.
The sun shining has resulted in Isabel Fielden’s vegetable patch becoming very productive. The garden has been full of wildlife and flowers, and she has created a mini pond to encourage more insects and frogs to visit her garden. Read more in the 5th instalment of Isabel’s blog.