The Well-Bee-ing Garden has been conceived by local garden company Of Butterflies and Bees in collaboration with a special needs education project Leighton Education Project and supported by Transition Kentish Town.
The envisaged garden uses a planting scheme showcasing plants with therapeutic qualities as well as those which support wild life.
Working with the students and the patients we hope to plant and maintain the garden, hold events which will enhance people’s knowledge of the far reaching uses of plants, use what is grown to make teas, salads, jams and other produce throughout the year and give the students experience of organising and running events and workshops for the general public.
If you like the sound of helping to create a welcoming place of calm, colour and education in a busy environment, aiding students to create social enterprise and work placements as well as getting people outside working together learning and socialising then please donate to our cause.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
The garden area is currently neglected and unloved it is important when promoting wellbeing to create a vibrant and welcoming environment and this is why we need to change it!
The garden is part of the kentish Town Health Centre which has 23 000 patients it therefore provides a great opportunity to reach a wide range of people. Engaging people in active health education as well as giving the students involved an opportunity to learn outside of the class room is really important for empowerment, confidence and experience.
Steps to get it done:
We have plenty of other activities going on at the Free Space Gallery and now with the addition of this green and welcoming space we are well worth a visit! We hope that one day the garden will be able to provide produce to use at our arts events.
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