Urban growers from across London came together to share ideas on how food growing can promote good mental health, and learn about social prescribing and social and therapeutic horticulture.
The Grow Well, Feel Well event on Thursday 5 July was attended by 55 keen growers and those interested in urban food growing and health, who left the event 'feeling connected'. It was hosted by Spitalfields City Farm, a diverse community city farm hidden within the heart of East London and one of Capital Growth's training hubs.
Attendees not only got to see the venue on a warm summer’s evening and network with like minded growers, but also heard a series of talks, panel discussions and workshops . This included a keynote talk by Craig Lister of TCV about the fast-evolving world of social prescribing, looking at how the NHS might engage more with growing projects. Workshops covered Mental Health Awareness, mindfulness in the garden’ and social and therapeutic horticulture.
The event, was organised in partnership with Growing Health, and the Women’s Environmental Network who have been developing ways to support food growing projects to deliver projects in partnership with health services and have produced a toolkit to help.
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