Gardening reminds us of our connection to nature, and helps us focus on the bigger picture, which can alleviate symptoms of depression and mental health.
When you garden you get very involved, because of all the elements and the seasons and by watching things grow, people realise that it isn’t always the fault of the plant if things don’t work, but it’s about the seasons and the weather. It is the same with mental health issues, it highlights it is not always their fault.
The local community has been amazingly supportive. We have had tools, seeds, plants and flower pots donated and lots of positive comments and offers of help.
In the beginning....
My partner and son have helped us to get started....good exercise for them ha ha!
Progress is being made!
Put your back into it lads!
At last, we have cleared the weeds!!!
We have made some decorations...
One of our friends up-cycled a pallet into a bench...Many thanks to him...Looks great!!!
We have some plants in and it's starting to come together....