Bluebell Lane Allotment

After reading about the beneficial effects gardening can have, one of our support workers from Bluebell Lane in Liverpool decided to start her own allotment.

Ecotheraphy, as it is known, is the name given to a wide range of programmes that aim to promote good mental and physical wellbeing through outdoor activity in a green environment, which comes from an initiative from the mental health group MIND. 

Joanne Connor, a support worker at Bluebell Lane in Liverpool, came up with the idea last year. She had lots of interest and with a few of our service users and volunteers ready to help they started work. 

"We have three small plots up to now" says Joanne. "So far we've planted potatoes, onions, garlic, tomatoes, carrots and rhubarb; we also have strawberries in pots which look delicious!" 

"You don't need a plot of land to grow your own fruit and veg, as many things can be grown in pots such as potatoes, carrots and strawberries. I think it's very beneficial as it's good to watch them grow. It's a great physical activity for our services users and the rewards at the end are really worth it."

Volunteers needed

If you're interested in volunteering at the allotment please contact Joanne Connor between 9am - 4pm on Monday, Wednesday or Tuesday

07894 594276 or 0151 480767