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
Monday, September 27, 2021 - 09:00 to Friday, October 1, 2021 - 17:00
Learn how care farming can help school age children needing alternatives to mainstream education. This two-week online flexible learning course will help you build relationships with schools and Local Education Authorities and also covers how to...
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...
Friday, October 8, 2021 - 09:00 to Friday, October 22, 2021 - 17:00
The care farming for mental health course explores how care farming can meet the needs of those with living with mental ill health as part of a health, social care or education programme.
On this course you will:
Learn how care farming can benefit...
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FCFCG has produced a...
Allotments and Community Gardens gain small scale agricultural planning rights to build sheds and greenhouses.
The Welsh Government has published important agricultural planning rights for allotment holders and community growers in...