Com­mu­nity grow­ing

Gardeners' World - - Gardening For All -

A com­mu­nity gar­den that helps peo­ple with brain in­juries, mo­bil­ity prob­lems, learn­ing dis­abil­i­ties and iso­lated, el­derly peo­ple, has opened in south­east Lon­don. The gar­den, at Lewisham’s Al­bany Theatre, is sup­ported by Lewisham Homes and fea­tures fruit and veg patches and raised beds, and of­fers gar­den­ing cour­ses for adults with learn­ing dis­abil­i­ties. It also works with groups, such as GoodGym, which com­bines aer­o­bic ex­er­cise with man­ual tasks like gar­den­ing. Jean Clarke, 82, who helps out in the gar­den, says: “I haven’t felt so happy for ages, work­ing with oth­ers and get­ting fresh air.” For more in­for­ma­tion, email gar­den­ing@ theal­bany.org.uk or call 07716 398822.

An Al­bany gar­dener rel­ishes her radishes

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