I was interviewed by Naomi Kent on BBC Radio Leicester to talk about the mental health benefits of gardening, the challenges of lockdown and what inspired me to start my own social enterprise Garden to Wellbeing. You can listen to it here:
We’re really pleased to announce that Hozelock are supporting Garden to Wellbeing to help us achieve our goal of improving people’s health and wellbeing through social and therapeutic horticulture. They have donated a range of gardening products and we’re very grateful for their support.
Today I donated my homegrown veg to The Hope Centre in Derby whose services support people in crisis, including young people, the elderly, low income families, children, single parents, refugees and asylum seekers. The veg will feed families hardest hit by the pandemic. As World Wellbeing Week comes to an end, it’s important to make sureContinue reading “Donating for hope”
Gardening doesn’t need to be complicated and it’s easy to get carried away buying tools and gadgets that we don’t really need. But it’s not about creating a picture perfect garden. It’s about getting muddy and having a go – seeing if stuff grows. The current pandemic has certainly encouraged me to get my thinkingContinue reading “Just give it a go”
This is my very first post for my new venture – Garden to Wellbeing. I came up with the idea after training to be a social and therapeutic horticulture practitioner and thought it would be brilliant to help organisations set up therapeutic gardening programmes within their own grounds. Maybe you’re a company with a bitContinue reading “Hello and welcome!”