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Eden on prescription - Vounder Garden, a Space to Grow

Vounder Garden is a pilot horticultural therapy programme run by the Eden Project based in Cornwall. It uses horticulture and gardening to provide weekly sessions over a period of 12 months to support 12 individuals living with anxiety and depression.

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By focusing on the practice of general horticulture, which includes the production of vegetables and the care and maintenance of ornamental plants, participants get to re-engage positively with certain areas of their life. This includes engaging in social situations, developing confidence,setting personal and professional goals and learning new skills.


Growing Health is a national project run by Garden Organic and Sustain, which is funded by the Tudor Trust, 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 for a range of individuals and population groups.


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Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming

Sustain advocates food and agriculture policies and practices that enhance the health and welfare of people and animals, improve the working and living environment, promote equity and enrich society and culture.