Green Fingers presents Bad Habits
The music group has formed its own band named the Bad Habits and produced their very own CD, having written and performed all the songs themselves. There are 8 songs on the CD which have been written and recorded with the help of our resident musician Dan Whitehouse. The group have developed immensely and have grown in confidence over the last year.
We have also been very privileged to have been working with international singer and songwriter Meldra, who was a teenage sensation and national teen idol in her home country of Latvia before moving to the UK. She has spent time in Los Angeles and has worked with the likes of Cee Lo Green, Gnarls Barkley and P Diddy.
All these fabulous opportunities like working with professional’s musicians and going to a music studio wouldn’t have been possible if not for working in partnership with the MAC Makes Music project which has helped to fund and organise the activities.
Wildlife Watch at Green Fingers
We are nearing the winter period and the autumn clearing of the allotment has finished. The trees are bare and ready for pruning. We are half way to installing out water gravity feed which will harvest rain water and supply the watering system in the poly tunnel for the summer.
We have bird feeding stations which are attracting all the birds that are busy preparing for the winter. The usual blue and great tits are attracted but we also have two new visitors which is the Great spotted woodpecker, they are shy birds and are rarely seen. The photo is of an adult woodpecker and was taken by a young person on a mobile phone, whilst sat eating their lunch inside the tree house. We have also sighted a juvenile woodpecker. Young people have also been busy spotting swans, herrings, Canadian geese, moor hens and coots and even a kingfisher has been spotted on our pond!
It’s that time of year when the young people are busy making wreaths and other Xmas decorations. We held a Xmas sale and sold lots of Xmas decorations, cards, jams, pottery plant labels, cakes etc. that the young people had helped to make. All the proceeds go back into the Green Fingers project.
Over 30 young people and carers from the Green Fingers project went to the Swan Theatre in Worcester on the 20th December to watch the Beauty and the Beast Pantomime. A fabulous time was had by all. Young people who are completing their Arts Award were also able to write a review on the performance to be included in their portfolios.