THE GARDENING GROUP at Charing Surgery
If you have been down to the Surgery recently you may have noticed that the Gardening Group were very busy during 2015 and have completely transformed 2 plots of land. We now have a lovely seating and meeting area, raised beds planted with fruit and vegetables, a woodlands area and have just started a rose walk and planted our first asparagus. Gardening magazines and the press have all recently been promoting the fact that Gardening is good for your health. And this is exactly what the Gardening Group at Charing Surgery is about.
There is lots of evidence that shows gardening can help you both physically and mentally on lots of different levels. We were excited to have been inter-viewed by Martin Buchanan and Andy Garland on the Sunday morning gardening show on BBC Radio Kent. And we’re very proud to be seen to be 'ahead of the curve' as Gardening for Health becomes more popular and the benefits better recognised. The Group has just celebrated its first anniversary, and everyone has found the experience to be most rewarding, not only for the physical aspects but also the friendships that have been made. This year we look forward to welcoming new members and see the fruits of our labour (literally!!). The Group meets each Tuesday between 9.30am- 11.30am. You don't have to have “green fingers” to get involved. Why not pop along and have a chat or give Jo'anne a call on 01233 713582 and come and join us.