We’ve recently completed a feasibility study to investigate the potential of delivering a programme of Social and Therapeutic Horticulture activities at Potager. We’re very encouraged by the results and are in the process of seeking some initial funding to deliver a one year pilot project.
According to Thrive, the benefits of a sustained and active interest in gardening include:
Better physical health through exercise and learning how to use or strengthen muscles to improve mobility
Improved mental health through a sense of purpose and achievement
The opportunity to connect with others – reducing feelings of isolation or exclusion
Acquiring new skills to improve the chances of finding employment
Just feeling better for being outside, in touch with nature and in the ‘great outdoors’
For more information, and to keep in touch as the project progresses, head over here