Community Garden Doorway's Garden Project is a great way for the young people to get involved in a positive activity that helps to promote health and well-being. The Garden Project is part of a community project by People in Action at The Mayor's Cafe and Bedworth Community Gardens which is a wonderful place to visit. The cafe at the park is completely organic and vegetarian, using crops grown in the garden to produce classic tasty dishes without meat. Benefits of Doorway's Garden Project Improve mental and physical health and well-being An opportunity to learn new skills A chance to take part in a community activity An opportunity to be creative Work as part of a team Meet new people Garden Therapy "I personally love it at the garden, it lifts me back up to where I belong. I call the garden my weekly therapy because it helps me to relax and makes me feel good and calm. When you come to the garden you can do some planting of flowers or some vegetables and fruit and also there is lots of weeding to do. The garden is relaxing and peaceful. If you want to it is a good place to come and just think about things. It will also help to take all of the stress away, it helps me every week when I go". The Garden Project The project aims to produce fruit, vegetables, edible flowers and herbs that the young people can eat and that will enable us to deliver various cooking sessions. We have planted tomatoes, potatoes, carrots, beans, peas, onions, courgettes, salad, herbs and strawberries. Young people can learn how to grow produce and learn different gardening terms and skills. Young people have a relaxing, theraputic time while developing skills relating to gardening, communication, community, food, health and well-being. The young people can also achieve Lifewise AQA accreditations in growing vegetables and horticulture. There is also an opportunity to get involved with recycling old wood and making raised beds, borders, planters or any other ideas we think of. Get Involved We are currently attending the Garden on Thursday's 1-3pm but we will be going more frequently during the summer months. Check website or Facebook for updates. If you would like to get involved in The Garden Project, contact Emma on 02476 345583. Make your own Vertical Bottle Planter We are having a go at recycling plastic bottles and making use of space at our garden. We have started to make some vertical planters using the bottles and hang them from the back fence. Presently we have 3 planters each containing 4 bottles and they are starting to grow nicely.