There are several studies available detailing the positive effects of gardening and generally being outside in the open air amongst nature. Taking a walk through our gates, there is a sense of separation from the hustle and bustle of the city and it is easy to forget where you are once you have spent an hour or so digging in the soil. We know it works.
We often see an overall improvement in the general demeanour and self-confidence of an individual once they have taken part in any kind of task that gives them a sense of value, working together with someone to achieve the same goal can often be a trigger to boosting self-esteem, allowing them to feel a part of something.
We run a number of weekly activities designed to bring people together in what is a relaxing, non-judgemental environment with the key aim of improving the physical and mental well-being 0f the people in our community.