Tuesday 21st June from 11am to 3pm
A Place to Grow community garden makes a real difference to people living in Enderby and the surrounding areas.
Around 300 people out of 1,000 will experience mental health problems every year in Britain. This staggering figure means that support in the community is more important than ever and what better way to nurture confidence and well being than through gardening?
Staff, volunteers and service users at A Place to Grow work closely together to grow organic fruit and vegetables, cultivate compost and recycle. It’s a green project with a lot of heart. Since the project began in 2006 it has helped many people suffering with a wide range of mental health problems, access gardening sessions and aid recovery.
Sarah Heeley, a volunteer at the project commented
“Our garden is a safe, supportive and happy place to be. Everyone gets stuck in, whether it is wheeling barrows or planting trees. I’ve gained so much from being involved and I can see by the reactions of the service users how much it means to them”
Each year the garden throws open its doors to the whole community to celebrate another successful year of growing. This year the ‘A Place to Grow Open Day’ will take place on Tuesday 21st June from 11am to 3pm. The garden is located at the far end of Enderby Leisure centre car park on Mill Lane, Enderby. There will be locally sourced food and drink, fun activities including an opportunity to cycle up your own smoothie and a chance to have a closer look at the two and a half acre organic garden in the peak of its season.
Please call the team on 0116 2727670 for further details.