Inspiring, therapeutic environments in city farms and community gardens.

Registered Charity 1153883 / Company Number 8399741

Growing the community, together

This was our first major funded project as a charity. We received a grant from the People’s Health Trust to deliver a range of gardening activities in the Stamp End neighbourhood of Lincoln from March 2013- September 2014. Stamp End is one of Lincoln’s most disadvantaged areas. At the time of this project Stamp End was in the top 5% most deprived areas in the country for overall deprivation, the top 1% both for both health and employment deprivation, the top 5% for crime, and the top 10% for both income and living environment deprivation (Indices of Multiple of Deprivation, 2010). Over the duration of the project we engaged with 148 local people through a range of activities including street planting events, hanging basket workshops and container planting workshops for people living in flats. We also created a small community garden in partnership with Developmentplus. Participant feedback showed that everyone involved felt that they had made a positive contribution to their local environment and that they had all made at least one new friendship or social connection through being part of the project.