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How gardening helps mental health – help me help Bridewell Organic Gardens

How gardening helps mental health is something that seems so obvious to me now, but although I originally trained in horticulture back in the late 90’s, I still found my mood hitting rock bottom a few years ago. I was suffering from anxiety and depression, something that drove me to the point of planning to take my own life. I remember the morning clearly. I had recently been referred to local therapeutic horticultural charity, Bridewell Read more…

How to manage an allotment the LAZY way!

Ahh, the allotment… Its a feeling like no other and one that is hard to explain – especially to other non-plot dwellers. If you are not careful it will have you up in the middle of the night with excitement and the urge to flick through the pages of the most recent seed catalogue planning next seasons crop. Its the calling to the soil and to a more simpler way of life which at some point Read more…

Greater…

We live in a busy world full of living things, Trees, beings, moss and even the stones to which it clings. It is all alive and never alone, And how its all connected is now starting to be known. The trees in the forests, the organisms we’re yet to discover, They are all connected to us and to one another. This journey is clearer when we see our lives together, And understand to ourselves from Read more…