Grow Well, Feel Well 2019

How food growing benefits health and how you can work with the health service. 

Credit: / conger design

Credit: / conger design

Thursday 4 July 2019
Spitalfields City Farm, E1 5AR

An evening of workshops, talks and networking. The event discussed food growing and health, age-frendly and inclusive volunteering and the heritage of growing in London.


Event programme

5.30 Registration, light bites and chance to explore the farm and network with other projects and growers

6:30 Welcome, warm-up, keynote speakers and Q&A

Chair: Sarah Williams, Sustain & London Food Board Member

Energiser: Sally Ramsden, Natural Connection 

  • Social Prescribing in London - Jill Wiltshire, Senior Project and Programmes Officer, Health Team (GLA)
  • Age-friendly and inclusive volunteering - Kristina Leonnet (Centre for Ageing Better)
  • Getting connected and referral ready – Link worker (TBC)
  • Growing heritage and culture Janelle Conn (Sustain) Spitalfields City Farm

7.25 Workshops, choose from;
a) Nature connection: Exploring mindfulness in the garden
b) Growing for health: Panel of Flagship Gardens
c) Social and therapeutic horticulture: Gardening for positive health
d) How to launch your career in food growing

8.25 Closing remarks and garden shout outs
8.35 Finish

Capital Growth

Capital Growth is London's Food Growing Network, with over 2000 members. Whether you are growing at home, as part of an allotment, in a community group or school you can join for free to receive benefits such as discounts, advice and monthly enewsletters.

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