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Growing for good


Feel good growing

Green-fingered enthusiasts have exciting plans for space at the back of the garden centre.

The group of service users, staff and volunteers are creating a large allotment to share their gardening expertise with other service users and volunteers and help boost mental health and wellbeing.  

This latest green venture expands on the Peaksfield communal allotment run by Navigo which supports service users to grow their own fruit and vegetables and improve their wellbeing spending time outdoors.  

Plans for the garden centre allotment include creating raised beds to allow people with reduced mobility easier access to growing, a wildflower bed to encourage pollinators and fruit and vegetable growing which can easily be replicated in small spaces – teaching people that they can continue growing from home. 

“We have a group of passionate and engaged individuals who regularly attend the garden centre - some have a lot of knowledge and experience that they are keen to share, and some are eager to learn and get stuck into to something new. “We saw this space at the garden centre as an opportunity for us to create something together that we can be proud of and that can build skills and confidence. We see it as being a welcoming space for people to pop for a chat and a cuppa, even if they’re not feeling up to getting stuck in that day.”
Mandy Livesey garden centre staff
Mandy Livesey
Grimsby Garden Centre’s engagement and support worker

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