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Gardening

Session Brief

Gardens and gardening make us feel better and anyone, anywhere can enjoy their healing power. Gardening helps us to keep fi­t, to enjoy and be part of nature and to revel in colour, aroma, wildlife and beauty. Simply contemplating nature helps to rest and recharge our brains. Under Sue's guidance as she hosts us from her allotment we can cultivate beautiful plants that delight our senses, grow food and even cures for minor ailments in our gardens. This session is wonderfully peaceful to sit outside with a coffee for on a Sunday morning! It truly is amazing how nature can benefit us even through zoom!

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 'That first snowdrop, the flowering of the rose you pruned, a lettuce you grew from seed, the robin singing just for you. These are smallthings but all positive, all healing in a way that medicine tries to mimic.'

- Monty Don

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Session Details

How Does

It Work?

The group works on a gardening project which Sue sends out in advance so that you can get all your tools and materials in good time. You can also come along and work on your own individual project with Sue's support or just enjoy a brew and have chat while watching others. Each week she will explain and guide members through the process, from seeding to planting to pruning and much more. She will always demonstrate and explain, and give you chance to ask questions throughout.

What do

I Need?

You don't need a garden - a small patio or yard, or even windowsills will be great. You will need your laptop or mobile device in your gardening space, your session zoom link, your tools and materials and a pad and pen to make notes. Clare will be in session to sort any issues and Debbie goes to the allotment with Sue to zoom them both in from there.

What Do

I Do?

Sue begins by recapping where everyone is up to and checking everyone is ok. She will then guide you through the session by demonstrating and explaining and encouraging you to follow her instruction and ask questions. Sue is on hand thorughout if you need help, sharing tips, ideas and information as we go along.

We all know that to stay

physically healthy we need our

5 A Day minimum of 400g

of fruit and vegetables.

 

At The Bee Tree Community

we also believe in 4 A Day;

to maintain our overall wellbeing

we need to pay attention to

not only our physical health,

but our emotional, mental

and spiritual health too:

The Bee Tree Community:

Part of your 4 A Day!

All our sessions at The Bee Tree Community are colour coded, so that you can see how each activity contributes to your 4 A Day and helps you to maintain your overall wellbeing.

Hover over the '4 A Day' cards to discover how Gardening can positively influence you.

Emotional Benefits

  • Lowers stress

  • Reduces anxiety

  • Reduces depression

  • Helps regulate mood

  • Improves motivation

Emotional

Physical Benefits

  • Strengthens the body

  • Strengthens the heart

  • Improves breathing

  • Boosts the immune system

  • Lowers blood pressure

  • Improves sleep

  • Improves co-ordination and dexterity

  • Improves balance and movement

  • Helps with digestive problems

  • Improves appetite

  • Increases energy levels

Physical

Mental Benefits

  • Improves overall brain health

  • Calms the mind
    Strengthens concentration & focus

  • Increases memory
    Boosts mental alertness
    Improves thinking

Mental

Spiritual Benefits

  • Promotes positivity

  • Creates feelings of belonging

  • Provides a sense of purpose

  • Generates a sense of achievement

  • Creates feelings of happiness and contentment

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