A project by Garden Organic and Sustain to see how community food growing can be routinely used by the health and social care services as a way of promoting health and wellbeing.
Getting food growing commissioned: A tool kit
Useful guides to give you an overview of how commissioning works providing your project with background information to help you get commissioned.
A summary of the evidence and factsheets showing how food growing can improve health and wellbeing for certain population groups.
Examples of current projects which use food growing in the community to provide a health benefit and have been commissioned to provide this service.
From the outset of any project it is a good idea to set aims and outcomes for the group and individuals.
Information and presentations from all our previous events and conferences.
These are case studies that have established, or are building relationships, with the local health service, including Public Health, CCGs and/or Social Service Departments. We have been able to identify and explore the key success factors for developing these relationships and share the lessons learnt.
This report highlights the findings of a short piece of research undertaken with community gardens and food growing projects in London, to create a snapshot of how Social Prescribing is perceived, how garden leaders are or want to be engaging with these services and how to overcome the barriers to more people being referred to garden-based activities.
Sydenham Garden provides green care, nature-based activities and arts and crafts for different client groups including adult mental health and people for early stage dementia.
The commissioned funding covers two 8-week cookery courses per year and two 12-week gardening groups per year for people with mild to moderate dementia and their carers.