We are thrilled to have been asked to design a second wonderful Well being garden in a medical centre in Camden under the auspices of social prescribing. The Listening Space will be based at the Caversham Health Centre, NW5. We are working alongside a group of NHS health professionals to build this community garden and therapeutic space to enrich the surgery’s clinical work. Our work in other medical centres, has demonstrated the importance of a well being garden in helping folk connect to each other: doctors, patients and colleagues, to the natural environment and to the food we all eat.
Our purpose with this garden is to create a safe and convivial outdoor space to improve physical and mental well being by providing opportunities to increase activity, social networks, skills and confidence. The project specifically aims to benefit those in the community who find it difficult to access other services and for those where no other provision exists.
For the first phase in this exciting project, we are curating a community Big Dig.
This will be followed by workshops to build wooden raised bed, and even a workshop to build a pizza and breadmaking cob oven in early 2017. At every step of the way, we want to encourage our community to get involved in the design, and the build, so we can all learn, and move forward as one community, together.