Archive for February, 2017

Provision of a new greenhouse and project activities based at the Healthy Heart Garden

A project providing a new greenhouse and project activities based at the Healthy Heart Garden, the Disability Resource Centre, Love Street, Paisley is underway. This is undertaken as a partnership between Renfrewshire Environmental Trust, Healthy Heart Garden and with in-kind manual labour from Community Service Unit of Renfrewshire Council.

The beneficiaries are adults with learning disabilities/physical disabilities living in Renfrewshire who lack social skills, self-confidence and work experience who volunteer at the Healthy Heart Garden. There are five regular volunteers. The project is open to local school pupils, and groups interested in gardening.

Two workshops willtake place with talks about gardening using a greenhouse and raised beds. Recipes for making chutneys and sauces will be produced and distributed to pupils and local groups. Access to a safe outdoor learning environment, providing social space to gain Gardening skills and increased physical activity for disabled people. The funds will provide a new fully, accessible greenhouse to enable the growing of vegetables which supports the developing confidence, as well as general health and wellbeing of disabled people accessing the Healthy Heart Garden for gardening and recreation.

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