Growing Durham’s Annual Gathering 2016 was on the topic of growing and health. Most people who garden know the benefits: you’re out in the fresh air, getting exercise and if you grow fruit and vegetables you get lovely stuff to eat too. However, community growing can also be used by health and social care services as a way to promote health and wellbeing. The Annual Gathering explored what community gardens can offer in County Durham to make this happen. There were presentations from the Growing Durham team, Dr Margi Lennartsson of Garden Organic and from Amy Mycock, member of the Food Durham Partnership Board.
Food Durham: We’re Growing – Dr Liz Charles
Growing Durham- Our First Year – Hannah Murray-Leslie and Peter Samsom
Growing Health – Dr Margi Lennartsson, Garden Organic/ Growing Health
Amy Mycock talked about OASES’s Growing Healthy programme with schools about which you can see a short film here.