World Mental Health Day - Alfred’s Story

It is World Mental Health Day on the 10th of October, a day which focuses on the power of connecting people with each other and the world around them. The Incredible Edible Network wrote a brilliant piece about the day and included the story of a close personal friend to ourselves. They highlighted the story of Alfred (an Incredible Education volunteer) and how his experience of being involved with a group in his local community had such a positive impact on both his mental and physical well-being.

We really enjoyed the read and think stories like this bring to the light the amazing positives that develop from communities coming together.

You can read the full story that the Incredible Edible Network wrote here - https://www.incredibleedible.org.uk/news/alfreds-journey-to-wellness-with-incredible-edible-salford/

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Little Hulton Green & Growing Network

In April, earlier this year we started an exciting new project working with 4 different groups in and around Little Hulton. This included Hulton Avenue, Amblecoat Gardens, Bourke Gardens, and Walkden Manor. Our aim of the 6-month long project was to offer the individuals involved a route into better physical health & mental health through horticulture and to also offer them opportunities to connect with other people and reduce feelings of isolation and exclusion.

Through the months the different groups have completed some amazing work. From one group growing enough veg produce to feed their full housing complex, to another completely transforming a full garden ready in time for summer.  

We have truly enjoyed working with each group and seeing the progression from week to week has been extremely fulfilling. As well as thanking each person involved we would like to say thank you to NHS Salford CCG - Little Pot of Health Impact Fund which helped to fund this project.

Below are a few of our favourite images from this year…

Green and growing celebration event.

It was fantastic to see so many Community Gardeners at our Education Centre. On the 12th of October we hosted a 'Green & Growing' celebration event and invited all the groups that we have worked with over the past 6 months. We had over 40 people from Old Lane, Monica Court, Astley Court, Moores House, Salford Sports Village and Age UK, as well as our 'Working in Wood' group.

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