Green shoots of recovery

A new initiative aimed at improving the well-being of vulnerable or disadvantaged people is being launched in the Bournemouth area. BCHA’s Growth Project will use horticultural activities to help participants overcome a range of difficulties such as unemployment, mental health, substance abuse and social isolation. Based primarily at BCHA’s New Leaf Company allotment in Throop, the six-week training project is … Read More

Plotting in Ferndown

An abandoned allotment plot in Ferndown is being transformed for the use of those living with dementia. Green-fingered volunteers set about task after learning that the St Leonard’s Community Hospital was to lose its garden for development. The Ferndown Dementia Friendly Town steering group, chaired by Harry Worth, secured the plot from the town council. A fundraising effort was launched … Read More