Gardens, Wellbeing & Why

May is a month when there is no shortage of work to do in the garden but it is also a time when (we hope) the weather is warm enough to enjoy being outside with family, and soon with friends too. It is a month when many people who would never describe themselves as keen gardeners find out that...

Community learning for mental health

2018 Festival of Learning Nominated Tutor As a tutor for Kent Adult Education Services I was delighted to be nominated for teaching ‘Learning Well’ gardening courses for mental health and wellbeing across west and mid Kent and Medway. The programme brought community learning to people who have not previously accessed Adult Education services and I worked with five groups ranging from a...

Gardening for Wellbeing

2017 seems to be the year in which the world has caught up with the gardeners and realised that gardening is good for our mental as well as physical wellbeing.  Or possibly it is just that the mainstream media has finally picked up the message.  The formal term for using gardening activities to support or enhance wellbeing is Social...