The project will:
• Run from January 2019 to December 2019
• Develop a community garden at Downs Pit Lane Allotments (Hutton Street)
• Turn a currently neglected allotment into a useful environmentally friendly area
• Create a therapeutic natural environment which will holistically benefit the whole community including the elderly and those living with physical, learning and sensory disabilities and mental health problems
• Produce home grown fruit, vegetables and herbs and attract and encourage bio-diversity
• Encourage social interaction and provide opportunities for physical activity in fresh air
• Promote keeping healthy, physically and mentally, and promote feelings of calm/control
• Work with groups of up to 5 people four days a week
• Train volunteers to assist those benefiting from the activity
• Work with over 50 local residents
• Grow a variety of fruit/vegetables/plants/flowers which would be used by the people who grow the food and to support the Foodbank and Welcome Cafes
Our monthly networking sessions are open to anyone involved in care farming and green care, regardless of where you live or what stage you're are at.
As it's not always possible to meet face-to-face at the moment, please do join us and say hello!
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - 09:00 to Thursday, October 28, 2021 - 17:00
CEVAS (Countryside Educational Visits Accreditation Scheme) is a nationally recognised accreditation. It offers training for individuals who are working – or plan to work – with groups of school children, young people or clients with additional...
Our online gatherings are an member benefit that take place on first Thursday of each month. The events are part of SF&G's commitment to support networking and improve practice across the sector. A member of SF&G staff will...
Care farming for social care film
Our Growing Care Farming team have launched the second in of a series of films, created to show how care farming transforms people’s lives.
The second film in the series focuses...
'Tyfu Fyny' Wales Rural Development Programme Report published
Our 3-year Rural Development Programme funded project ‘Tyfu Fyny’ has now come to an end. It’s been a fantastic 3 years and during that time we have got to know the community growing...
We are delighted to welcome new members of staff to our London team: Richard Choksey and Talent Moyo, who join Amber and our freelance Community Grower Ellie.
Richard comes from a background in botanical horticulture and became involved in the...
Great news for the Social Farms & Gardens project ‘Growing Resilience’ this month, as additional funding from the lottery is confirmed. This important funding will enable the charity to expand the project, supporting even more community gardens...