A series of free outdoor gardening activities are being offered to people living in Calderdale.
The Dig It programme is run by South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and aims to help people get more active through gardening.
Based at the Trust’s own plot at the Pellon Allotments the sessions give local people the opportunity to get active outdoors, improve their diet and meet new people.
The sessions on offer include:
Gardening for wellbeing – Mondays (morning or afternoon sessions available)One off taster session that focus on allotment growing and provides a free start up home gardening kit
Growing healthy – Tuesdays, 1pm to 3pm (every week starting 17 March)Topics include growing fruit, vegetables and herbs and you can even take home your own share of the produce
Get growing – Four week course with dates throughout April, May, June and JulyAimed at beginners and teaches the basics of growing your own fruit and vegetables
Sally Baker, health improvement practitioner at the Trust said, “We’re really looking forward to a new season of growing at the allotments. “It’s a great opportunity for people to get involved in some gentle exercise outdoors, meet some new people and learn how to grow their own fruit and vegetables. You can even take home a share of the produce and enjoy your very own home grown produce.”
To find out how you can get involved in the Dig It project call the Calderdale health improvement service on 01422 255542 or email Calderdalehis@swyt.nhs.uk.
You can find out more about the project by liking the team’s Facebook page or by visiting www.southwestyorkshire.nhs.uk