Growing Well – Supporting mental health recovery.

We are really delighted to work with Devon Recovery Learning Community to offer this free course every Friday.  Join us at Foxhole Community Garden to learn how to sow, grow and use simple propagation techniques to grow herbs, veg and flowers.
More details are below. To book go to Growing Well – Summer (

We will explore the miracle of living soil, ways to sow seeds and grow plants, propagate and use herbs for cooking and herbcraft.

Each session will incorporate some simple mindfulness techniques such as using short meditations and using the senses of scent, touch and taste as a way of relaxing and becoming more present.

The course will allow you to gain confidence in your ability to gain new skills and grow plants.

Growing plants can provide us with a way of connecting with the wider world around us, understanding natural forces and rhythms.

While learning the techniques we will take time to be to be present in the moment, focusing our attention on the task while a guided discussion of the task will allow us to explore our responses and feelings in relation to the task and some of the broader implications such as the vitality of plants and their ability to thrive.

A vegetable soup lunch will be provided.

This 6 week, in-person course will start on Friday 17th June, then 24th June, 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd July.