- See the latest 2015 Report on Gardening for Health here.
- View the Short Film of The Lamb by our 2014/15 sponsors, the Network of Well-being, here.
- Here is a taster of what to expect from a previous year when Lincoln Shaw of BBC Radio Devon visited one of our soup cook-up sessions. Plus a description of the event by volunteer Rosemary Burn.
- If you would like to run a workshop, Gardening for Health would love to hear from you. Please contact us to discuss leading a workshop activity in the gardens at The Lamb & Leechwell.
- Don't forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter as we are adding news of weekly tasks and events. Go to the Home page for the links.
- Gardening for Health returns for a ninth year at The Lamb Garden.Our usual programme of Monday afternoon sessions from 2-4.30pm returns this March on Monday, 11th March.
We welcome anyone to join these free and supported gardening sessions, at The Lamb, taking place every Monday. If you should like to find out more about our programme, please let us know by either emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or to speak directly with the G4H team, please leave a message on 07582125438.
Every session is lead by a qualified Community Gardener, with First Aid and appropriate DBS checks.
The Gardening for Health programme welcomes pupils from The Grove Primary School [ages 6-9 years] on Tuesday afternoons, to The Lamb.
The Monday sessions welcome everyone, in particular adults with health concerns where outdoor and physical activity can help to complement their daily routine.
We always ask that anyone with a serious medical condition, that they should consult first with their GP or Clinical Nurse.
Gardening for Health’s Lamb Garden saw its end of year final harvesting celebration on Monday. Rowan the garden tutor organised us to harvest artichokes, leeks, carrots, potatoes, garlic and herbs for the soup. Then we set to scrubbing, peeling and chopping. More chopping for the hot spiced apple juice. Rosemary bread flavoured with red bramley apple and beetroot, made that morning, fortified us all for tidying up the garden. Basil helped put up the fairy lights round the potting shed. His mother Mrs Plum raked up dead leaves with Marigold, visiting from Spain to learn about community gardens. Mr Quince and his son Willow dug up weeds from the path. Honorary Granny Sage brought grandchildren Nigella and Primrose, who dug carrots with tiny spades and played with Willow and her daughter Marjoram. Hazel the Forest School tutor played with them among the fruit bushes. Burnet photographed us when the fairy lights were switched on. Although the skies were dark, the wind blustery, and the awning was carried away we carried on till lighting up time at five o’clock."
Here is Rosemary Burn's description of the event.