Daisy Meadows Community Garden

(South Yorkshire)

We require funding to continue our work with the community. For over 10 years we have run gardening projects for members of all abilities. Gardening is a real therapy for people suffering from mental illness and depression. We teach people how to grow, harvest, preserve and cook produce all on site.

Our goals:

  • Members of the community will be involved in physical activities by means of community gardening, meaning they will be leading a more active lifestyle. Gardening is great exercise for the body as well as the mind.
  • Members will all work together in our fully inclusive project. Whether disabled or able bodied, young or old, everyone works as a team, effectively breaking down the social barriers that exist in today's society.
  • People lead a healthier lifestyle by learning how to prepare and cook freshly grown produce. We get a lot of visitors who regularly chose processed food over fresh because they say it's cheaper and quicker to cook so we try to educate them about food.
£25k project Currently ranked 1 in Active Living

How we will achieve our goals

We have all the resources and equipment in place to run our project for another 10 years or so but we lack the funds to staff the project. With the Foundation’s help we could gain specialist staff to run and manage our project for a full year. We have become a key part in a lot of peoples lives here and would love to be able to offer them more.

Where the money will go

Our project gives skills and self esteem to disabled and learning disabled. We provide work experience and volunteering opportunities to both able bodied and disabled people throughout the wider community. We work closely with toddlers and youth groups to try and educate them. We also offer opportunities to unemployed members.

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