National Growing for Wellbeing 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 GYO in particular, including improved confidence, communication, concentration and ultimately 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.
After all, It’s not what you grow, it’s how YOU grow.
Offers and Competitions
Hackney Herbal are an amazing social enterprise specialising in creative events which explore the beneficial uses of herbs. They run a variety of herb-related activities in Hackney promoting mental health and wellbeing within the local community.
10% off their online shop and workshops using the code GYO4WELLBEING on their website.
SoilFixer‘s range of soil and compost additives help your garden soil to be the best it can be to making resilient and a healthier place for plants and vegetables to grow. The product range includes a Compost Activator (humification agent) containing biochar, Biochar granules and SF60 Biochar Super Compost (soil improver).
10% off all products on their website using the code NGW2019. The code is valid until the end of June.
A brand new independent company, Adventures with Flowers have launched the Mind in Bloom monthly subscription box!
Mind In Bloom Box brings the wellbeing benefits of gardening and floristry to you, no matter where you are!
Use the code GYOforwellbeing for 10% off your first box. The code is valid until midnight on 9th June.
Jar and Fern are an amazing duo in London who can teach you how to make your own garden-in-a-jar and tell you about the fascinating history of terrariums. Their terrarium workshops are suitable for all ages, whether you are a complete beginner or a gardening expert.
10% off any new group bookings (min. 10 persons), booked during National Growing for Wellbeing Week (3rd-9th June). To redeem, just mention the week in your request email to email@example.com. Also, 10% of your booking fee will be donated to the Life at No.27 Non-Profit Organisation.
They are also happy to offer 10% off and a 10% donation for our 4th June Demijohn Terrarium workshop at Lumberjack Cafe, Camberwell. Just use code GYOWEEK at checkout. Tickets here.
Best4hedging provide as you would guess…hedging! A variety of types including lavender!
Many would say that lavender is definitely one of their go to calming plants, it smells divine, eases the mind and can be used in the the home through so many ways. In the garden, lavender bags, natural bath bombs, essential oils and baking.
10% off all Lavender on their website using the code WELLBEING. This code is valid until the 9th June.
FREE Resource Packs
School, preschool, family and care home activity resource packs are available for everyone! All the packs contain 9 really fun and easy makes you can do both in the class room, garden or office space.
The school pack is perfect for all teaching staff, with full how to guides and National Curriculum details. Getting creative whist linking to Maths, Science, Literary, PSHE and Art.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive your FREE copy!
Take part on social!
We would love you to get involved by sharing your favourite gardening photos, stories and thoughts throughout the week across social media, tagging @GYOWellbeingWk on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, then using the hashtag #GYOforWellbeing.
Note to plant based independent businesses, nurseries, garden centres and retail brands – if you would like to join the campaign to raise awareness; whether through offering a discount code, running a STH based workshop or arranging a talk, please get in touch.
The more we unite as an industry, the more noise and change we can make.