Current projects

Derbyshire Refugee Solidarity

We’re really excited to be working with Derbyshire Refugee Solidarity on an allotment project in Derby. The space is being used to grow a variety of fruits and vegetables, and run a range of horticultural therapy sessions.

Volunteers and participants reuse and recycle materials to make raised beds and planters, and choose planting to attract pollinators such as bees.

As part of this project, we’ve teamed up with Whiffle Pig CIC to run weekly Allotment Club sessions January – March 2022 for refugees living in Derby. The sessions are funded by Tesco Community Grants.

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The Restoration Garden

The Restoration Garden supports the recovery of domestic abuse survivors living in a refuge setting. It uses the core principles of social and therapeutic horticulture to offer a restorative Garden to Wellbeing programme.

The project has many benefits for women recovering from the trauma of being abused, such as helping them to build positive relationships, develop a sense of independence and establish a habit of self-care.

Each Garden to Wellbeing programme can be tailored to fit the dynamics of most refuges and includes a seasonal plan of activities, risk assessments and a method of evaluation.

Get in touch to register your interest.