SAGE Greenfingers is about more than just gardening. The project offers:
The opportunity to socialise in a safe space
- Gentle exercise in a beautiful setting
- One to one support from trained staff & volunteers
- A chance to learn new skills
- Indoor activities, such as art & craft, in our on-site heated cabin
- Support to progress on to other activities and groups
- Disabled access
Greenfingers is our horticultural therapy programme. You don't need to be interested in gardening to benefit. We use the ideas of growth, gentle physical activity, and connection with nature to provide you with tools for personal growth. We supplement this with art and craft activities.
We offer a friendly, accessible group, promoting positive mental and physical well-being and welcoming men and women of all ages and backgrounds. Enjoy exercise in the fresh air, meeting other people with similar experiences, making new friends, and learning new skills.
During the session you can get involved in with gardening activities (as energetic or light as suits you) in small groups or with 1:1 support There are plenty of places to sit and think, or chat with others on the allotment. There is a craft activity on offer each time if you would like to take part. All activities are optional and you will be invited to decide yourself how you will spend the time you are with us. There are places to sit quietly, on your own or with others, staff and volunteers are always ready to lend an ear if you need to talk. Towards the end of the session group members sit and eat a shared lunch with allotment produce and chat about our plans for the week.
We provide everything you need to participate in the session, and you will be able to take spare produce and seedlings home when they are available.
We welcome people with disabilities to our groups, and potential members will be invited to visit to assess whether accessibility needs can be met. We do have some access for wheelchairs, and there is an accessible toilet at the top of the site. The allotment can be accessed by car down a gravel track for people to be dropped off, there are accessible paths to the main part of the allotment. We have some raised beds. We will do our best to enable access for all, if you would like to discuss any of this, please get in touch.
How do I join?
Please contact us by email on firstname.lastname@example.org we welcome enquiries from anyone and have an open referral system. If you prefer, or have a question about the group you can ring us on 01146980027.
We aim to respond to referrals within a week, but we are a small team so this might take longer at holiday times.