Listen to Annabelle’s mantra: It’s not what you grow, it’s how YOU grow!
Growing for Wellbeing Week runs from June 1-7, after the success of last year’s inaugural event.
The brainchild of Annabelle Padwick, founder of Life at No.27, the week is a celebration of the magic that growing your own produce can do for your wellbeing, both physically and mentally.
Approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience mental ill health each year. There is strong evidence highlighting the health benefits of gardening and growing your own in particular, including improved confidence, communication, concentration and self-belief.
Gardening improves mental health, enables better physical health, provides an opportunity to connect with others, acquire new skills and enjoy the great outdoors.
Download your free resource pack
The Growing for Wellbeing resource pack is suitable for schools, nurseries, colleges, youth clubs, businesses and care homes. The pack contains fun and easy projects you can do in the classrooms, gardens or office spaces.
The pack has been designed for all teaching staff, with full how-to guides and National Curriculum details, linking creativity to Maths, Science, Literary, PSHE and Art.
Offers and competitions will be shared on Life at No.27, as well as daily across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram during the week. Share your favourite gardening photos, stories and thoughts on social media, tagging @GYOWellbeingWk, then using the hashtag #GYOforWellbeing.