Outdoor mosaics can add interest and colour to your orchard project. During Year 1 of the Fruit-full Communities project, they proved a therapeutic art activity at some YMCA sites, focussing meaning on particular events in the life of the residents. This short practical guide offers tips and advice on how to create a sustainable, weather-proof outdoor mosaic.
One of the main reasons why YMCA centres got involved in this project was to influence community perception of the YMCA residents and this project at YMCA North Tyneside has definitely achieved that.
This case study focuses on a resident of Horsham YMCA (The Y Centre) whose passion for gardening proved to be the basis of a committed interest in the development of the Fruit-full Communities (FFC) orchard.
George Farhall was so inspired by the FFC project and a visit to his local horticultural college in East Sussex, that he decided to pursue qualifications that would enhance his future employment prospects.