Gar­den heal­ing cel­e­bra­tion

Gardeners' World - - We Love October -

Room to Heal, which of­fers gar­den­ing ses­sions as ther­apy for trau­ma­tised refugees and asy­lum seek­ers, is cel­e­brat­ing its tenth an­niver­sary this year. The char­ity started in 2007 with five men, sur­vivors of tor­ture and hu­man rights abuses. It is now a com­mu­nity of more than 80 men and women, who work to­gether to grow crops, in­clud­ing some that re­mind them of ‘back home’, such as leafy greens – callaloo and sukuma wiki. The char­ity’s Is­abella Mighetto said: “Central to our holis­tic ap­proach is that gar­den­ing and im­mer­sion in na­ture is deeply heal­ing.” Visit room­to­heal.org

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