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Welcome to Gardening for Health

Gardening for Health
formerly known as Totnes Healthy Futures (THF)

links community food growing with National Health Service initiatives.

The partners in the project are Leatside Surgery and the Faculty of Health, Education and Society at the University of Plymouth, supported by School Farm, Dartington and Transition Town Totnes. South Hams District Council has licensed to the Totnes Development Trust (TDT), the lead organisation for Gardening for Health, a small site at the Lamb in Totnes as the information/demonstration hub for the project.

The Lamb site (shown as Lamb Garden on the map, left) used to be part of the old sheep market in Totnes. TDT has obtained permission to use the former auctioneer’s office, a Grade II listed building, as its office (the Hub), where garden equipment is stored and information about the courses and healthy living is available. The neglected open space has been transformed, with raised beds for growing vegetables and herbs, a small fruit growing ‘forest garden’ with new benches, a pergola and lawn, while retaining the listed paving. Courses are run by members of School Farm at Dartington Hall for those referred by the doctors at Leatside and other surgeries and for members of the community.

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Click on map to enlarge

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The Lamb was opened on 18 February 2011 by Dr Sarah Wollaston, MP for Totnes, attended by Totnes Mayor, Cllr Tony Whitty. Dr Wollaston planted a Totnes variety of apple, ‘Sherry Surprise’, with a silver-plated spade, used to dig the first turf of the Totnes railway line in the 19th century, loaned by the Totnes Museum under the watchful eye of the ‘Guardian of the Spade’, Cllr Pruw Boswell.

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Before (November 2010)

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This project is remarkable as it does address so many of these health issues"
Dr. Sarah Wollaston,
MP for Totnes

After (February 2011)


SEE OUR
TOTNES HEALTHY
FUTURES
VIDEO!

Click here to
watch it on YouTube
 

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Now (September 2011)

If you want to find out more or would like to get involved in this project,
email Catherine at:
catherine@gardeningforhealth.org.uk

Click on 'Events' in the menu at the top of the page to see the what we did in the last two years

Click here for the 'Objectives'
and 'Benefits & Outcomes' of
Gardening for Health.

The Lamb Project
[Gardening for Health]
Summary Report for 2012
can be viewed here.
The former 2011 Report
can still be read
here
and see the latest 2015 Report
here

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Click on the logo on the left to see the Gardening for Health Facebook page. Here you can read news snippets, add your comments, notify your friends of up-coming events, comment on our past events, offer suggestions for future programmes, add recipes and much more.

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You will need to be a Facebook member. Becoming a member is simple and free.
Go to:
www.facebook.com and follow instructions.

Click on 'Follow' below to access and/or sign in to Twitter and the Twitter site.

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The sponsors' logos look impressive but most of the funds from these organisations were for the initial work at the Lamb and for setting up Gardening for Health (Totnes Healthy Futures as it was then called). We need your help to keep all our activities going. Click here for information on the easy way to donate or click on Donate in the menu bar at the top of this page.

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To see the complete lists of grant-awarding and supporting organisations and individuals supporters, click here.