Inspiring, therapeutic environments in city farms and community gardens.
Registered Charity 115883 / Company Number 8399741
Growing the community, together
17 Jul 2017
Get Into Gardening

Get Into Gardening

Learning Skills & Gaining Confidence

This project is one 24 projects running as part of the Greater Lincolnshire MOVE Programme.

Get into Gardening uses gardening to help people who are unemployed or economically inactive learn skills and gain confidence to enable them to go on find training or employment opportunities. The Get into Gardening Group meets every Monday and Wednesday – to find out more contact project leader Ian Birch.

15 Jun 2016
Ellie's Garden

Ellie’s Garden

Dedicated in loving memory of Ellie Bradford, this pocket-size community garden is nestled between flats and houses on the Tower Housing Estate.

Established in 2013 with funding from Community First and the Cory Environmental Trust and volunteer support from over sixty local residents, this garden is managed in partnership with local residents. For more information or to get involved contact Lizzie.

15 Jun 2016
Community Growing Forum

Lincoln Community Growing Forum

Lincoln Community Growing Forum is an informal network for gardeners and gardening groups.

The forum meets during the second week of every month for an informal get together and practical workshop on seasonal growing topics. For further details see the updates on our facebook page or contact Jodie.

15 Jun 2016
Gardening for the Brain

Gardening for the Brain

By 2021 it is estimated over 14,000 people in Lincolnshire will have dementia.

Gardening can help people living with dementia by providing links to old memories and stimulating brain function (including fine motor skills and communication). It can also provide opportunities for relaxation, socialising and keeping fit.

Green Synergy has developed a programme of adapted gardening activities for people living with dementia as well as a training course for carers and group leaders who work with people with dementia.
If you would like to book a Gardening for the Brain Session or a training course please contact Jodie.

15 Jun 2016
St. Giles

St. Giles Community Garden

Green Synergy is working with St Giles Parish Church, St Giles Matters and local residents to develop a community garden that will be open to the public during daylight hours.

People can come to the garden to socialise and meet their neighbours, to relax or enjoy some gentle gardening exercise, improve their mental wellbeing, learn how to grow their own food, and enjoy a beautiful, peaceful space. When complete the garden will include a wheelchair accessible pathway, raised beds, fruit, vegetables and flowers. Community Garden Project Officer- Laura Stratford has been working with local residents to develop their ideas into a design and create the garden.

Group gardening sessions run every Monday morning – these are free and open to everyone.  To join in contact Jodie.

This project has been funded by The Bishop of Lincoln’s Social Justice Fund; St Giles Community Chest; The Police Crime Commissioner’s Community and Volunteer Fund and Lincolnshire County Councillor Nigel Murray’s Ward Budget for Glebe Ward.

09 Jun 2016
Hillside Community Garden- help us turn this into a beautiful garden for the whole community

Hillside Community Garden

New for 2017

In February, this year Green Synergy signed a lease for 2.5 acres of very overgrown and unloved land at the back of Lincoln County Hospital, in the heart of one of Lincoln’s most deprived wards.

Together with local residents, community groups, schools and hospital staff and patients, local businesses and funders we are transforming the site into a beautiful, edible, friendly community garden. The addition of multi-use pathways, wheelchair accessible raised beds, large vegetable plots, fruit cages, polytunnels, therapeutic gardens and a wildlife adventure trail will ensure that garden will be space that everyone can enjoy.

The garden will be used to provide a range of therapeutic, educational and skills based projects. These will be designed to help tackle poverty and health inequalities, improve physical and mental wellbeing, help people build skills for life and work, re-connect society to food production, provide fresh affordable produce, increase environmental sustainability and bring the community together.

So far Green Synergy has received support for the project from Public Health Lincolnshire, Grow Wild, The NGS Elspeth Thompson Bursary, Bromhead Medical Trust, for which we are very thankful. We are currently raising further funds through a crowdfunding campaign to build the garden infrastructure, set up projects and start a social enterprise (so we can be financially sustainable in future). click here to support us. For further information visit www.fundit.buzz/greensynergy.