The Down to Earth Community Allotment Project was the title of the February meeting of the little Waltham Gardening Club.
Carolin Rogers of the Wilderness Foundation gave an excellent presentation advising that the positive power of wilderness can change lives. We cannot keep taking away from the earth and must give something back.
Founded in 1976, the Wilderness Foundation aims to help both young people and children, through local schools, supporting mental health and educating over 6,000 every year on how they can help the environment.
As well as their base in Chatham Green, they also have allotments in Melbourne in Chelmsford, as it’s been shown that gardening on a regular basis can reduce stress and increase wellbeing. They have raised beds for wheelchair users and of course are always on the lookout for volunteers.
The next meeting of the gardening club is the AGM to be held on 1st March when the club will be 40 years old.
Further details on our website www.littlewalthamgardeningclub.co.uk