Hawkhill House Sows The Seeds For A Happy Harvest

26th April 2024

This April, the team at Hawkhill House came together for a teambuilding event to kick off a 6-month challenge, inspired by a desire to grow their own soft fruits and vegetables.

Spring is the season of new life and with the brighter weather encouraging outdoor activity, the time was perfect for the launch of the ‘Allotment Challenge’, where teams will compete to grow the most produce for harvest in September, whilst also promoting sustainability.

Allotment Challenge Kicks off with Planting and a Team Barbecue

Step 1 was the preparation of the allotments, and everyone gathered at Hawkhill House where they split into three teams. Team leaders Joanna, Anna, and Lovell are all passionate about the project, and keen to inspire the same level of teamwork that works so well in day to day life at Hawkhill House. For extra motivation, families were also welcomed and there was a real sense of everyone pulling together to achieve the best results.

On a bright, sunny day, everyone got stuck into the task at hand, breaking ground, raking soil and getting the first wave of planting done. The teams were spurred on by the prospect of a delicious barbecue – their reward for getting the competition underway!

Harvest Judged in September with Prizes to be Won!

Over the coming months the teams will be responsible for the upkeep of their own allotments and will keep a diary of activity and progress until the culmination of the challenge in September. At this point - harvest time - points will be given for a number of criteria including the overall quantity of harvested produce, the variety of produce grown, and the largest, longest and heaviest items. Marks will also be awarded for creativity and innovation in gardening techniques, sustainability and the implementation of sustainable practices, as well as best presentation of the final harvest.

There will also be a Best Team Player & Sportsmanship Award based on the most cooperative and generous spirited among the teams and of course, prizes and trophies will be presented to all the winners.

Sharing the Fruits of our Labour

Home Manager, Mel Shearer said, “This event really encapsulates the team spirit here at Hawkhill House. Although it’s a competition, we’re all striving towards a shared goal and involving our team members’ families makes it extra special. By collaborating on a project that has a sustainable focus as well as a creative one, we are also uniting to make a positive impact on our environment.”

Residents at Hawkhill House are looking forward to September when the chefs will be using produce from the allotments to create some delicious seasonal dishes, and the Hawkhill harvest will see the whole team celebrating the beauty of nature, the fruits of their labour and the joy of sharing with others!

Discover Hawkhill House Nursing Home in Aberdeen

Hawkhill House Nursing Home provides residential, nursing and specialist dementia care in a bright and comfortable environment, surrounded by lovely gardens. The home offers care that is tailored to individual needs, interests and preferences, and a team who are committed to delivering the very best. If you would like to learn more about the types of care and services available from Caring Homes, please visit our website page. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or would like to learn more.

Any questions?
Call us free 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Last year we helped over 5,000 families find the right care with free advice on anything from funding care to finding the right home and moving in.

We can help with advice on paying for care and how funding works. We can check availability in all of our homes and send you the latest brochure. If you'd like to meet our Home Manager, we'll book an appointment at a time to suit you.

0808 169 8661 Freephone
Enquire now 0808 169 8661