Can't actually believe I'm writing this... on Tuesday this week, 28th February, the Prince and Princess of Wales came to visit our upcoming therapy allotment site and launch the collaboration between their charity; the Royal Foundation and Life at No.27. The Royal Highnesses and their charity have chosen to partner with us and help us to … Continue reading Prince and Princess of Wales visit upcoming site
Testimonial from a Life at No.27 Allotment Holder
I feel incredibly honoured and grateful to share this testimonial with you, written by a recent Life at No.27 allotment holder.... "In March 2022, I saw an advert on Facebook about Life at No.27 and to reach out if you felt you needed help with your mental health. I’d previously started DBT therapy but because … Continue reading Testimonial from a Life at No.27 Allotment Holder
AVIVA COMMUNITY FUND – NEW THERAPY GARDEN
BIG NEWS! We applied for the Aviva Community Fund and have been accepted! Which means we now have a Crowdfunding Page! CROWDFUNDING PAGE - DONATE The aim is to raise enough funds to launch a new therapy garden and programmes in South Wales. We are raising money to set up a new therapy garden, where we … Continue reading AVIVA COMMUNITY FUND – NEW THERAPY GARDEN
RESOURCE PACK – YOUR THOUGHTS PLEASE
The new dates are set for Growing for Wellbeing Week 2023 (5th - 11th June) and we will be releasing a new resource pack this year, which I'm so excited about! It will be full of new gardening activities, mindfulness exercises, wellbeing tips and of course the national curriculum links Over the years the demand … Continue reading RESOURCE PACK – YOUR THOUGHTS PLEASE
Life Update – August 2022
Hiya! This is more of a life update, than a plant or garden update, hence the title. But hopefully it will explain why itself. My lifeLife is pretty crazy right now, firstly I get married in less than two weeks!! Just last month I successfully finished and passed my Level 3 Counselling course which I … Continue reading Life Update – August 2022
Growing for Wellbeing Podcast – Trailer
I'm beyond excited to finally (I've been thinking about it for years!!) launch the Growing for Wellbeing Podcast! Designed for gardeners, those seeking mental health support, students of horticultural therapy, trained therapists and medical practitioners. Welcome and I hope you enjoy the trailer, which will tell you more about what's to come! Episode 1 coming … Continue reading Growing for Wellbeing Podcast – Trailer
Haxnicks 2022 Partnership
I'm delighted to announce that Haxnicks have chosen to support Life at No.27 this year! From today, Haxnicks will make a 10% donation to Life at No.27 for any purchases made using our exclusive code; saveat27. As you can see we use their protective tunnels and growing bags a lot within all our schools and … Continue reading Haxnicks 2022 Partnership
Growing Together – Oxfordshire 12 week programme
I'm delighted to be teaming up with Barton Art in Nature and the Barton GP Surgery, Oxfordshire, to launch 'Growing Together' a new 12 week wellbeing gardening programme at the newly built Barton Wellbeing Garden.Connecting men in the community who are struggling with their mental health and coming together to chat and grow 💚 Places … Continue reading Growing Together – Oxfordshire 12 week programme
It's time to introduce another member of the Life at No.27 volunteer team; please give a warm welcome to Louise! Louise joined the team in November 2019, as a gardener and support volunteer at our Towcester site. She is super friendly, chatty and fantastic! Louise has been the queen of logistics recently as well, helping … Continue reading Meet Louise
2021 Chit Chat – Time to get your spuds ready!
We are only in February but I'm sitting here with the boat windows open on to the canal and sunny blue skies - it's gorgeous! Nearly every year since I started Life at No.27 as a blog in 2015, I have written a piece specifically about potatoes. Sharing my seed potato choices, celebrating potato day … Continue reading 2021 Chit Chat – Time to get your spuds ready!
New Monthly Photo Wall and Calendar Competition!
Do you love watching how nature and gardens transform throughout the seasons? The colour changes? The different tones, scents, colours and textures that arrive at different times of year?Each month in 2021, I would love to spread a bit of garden joy and will share how the therapy gardens and towpath garden are changing! New … Continue reading New Monthly Photo Wall and Calendar Competition!
In the last year, I have recruited an incredible team of volunteers and I would love to finally introduce you to everyone! This month, meet Chrissie – our therapy garden superstar! Chrissie is based at our Towcester therapy garden every week; transforming the garden, making everyone smile, providing support and bringing in surprise doughnuts for … Continue reading Meet Chrissie
Growing for Wellbeing online workshop – interested?!
Happy New Year everyone! We're back open after a much needed rest and are super excited for the growing season to start. Whilst we can stay open at our therapy sites, we are limiting our face to face services for January and would like to extend our support to those not nearby or would prefer … Continue reading Growing for Wellbeing online workshop – interested?!
Are you craving that exciting Spring feeling? Growing Sprouting Seeds.
Did you know that even on these freezing cold, windy, wet days, you could be growing your own food? That exciting feeling when all the seeds are germinating in Spring is what made me fall in love with gardening. Shoots popping up built my confidence and gave me something to look forward to every day, … Continue reading Are you craving that exciting Spring feeling? Growing Sprouting Seeds.
Towcester Allotment Therapy Site – Devastating news!
If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook you may have already seen the news, but during what is possibly the biggest UK mental and physical health crisis, the first Life at No.27 therapy site which I have poured my heart and soul in to developing and opening with the support of GP's, social prescribers … Continue reading Towcester Allotment Therapy Site – Devastating news!