At Green Minds we provide a weekly Social & Therapeutic Horticulture service for individuals and small groups local to the area to come and volunteer their time on community gardening projects. Currently our gardening group are working on tending and developing a new communal food growing space and wildlife garden within the grounds of Brecon Cathedral.
The gardening sessions can provide a sense of calm and respite during life's everyday struggles and the sessions have helped to reduce some of the social isolation within our community and provided those involved with a sense of belonging and purpose. The Green Minds Cathedral garden spaces are buzzing with life and we look forward to expanding our sessions and growing spaces as we head into autumn.
Through the winter months we provide an indoor craft club in Brecon where we work with natural materials and run sessions such as felting, willow weaving and bird box making.
At Green Minds we offer a range of gardening and nature based activities throughout the seasons and we support our group members to nurture their connection to the garden at their own pace. We believe that when we begin to nurture the garden we begin to nurture ourselves. We develop this connection in many different ways such as learning about soil health, raising and growing plants from seed, taking ownership of the growing spaces and of course by enjoying the fruits and flowers of our labour. We approach our gardening sessions in an intentional and mindful way and always create space for listening, sharing and reflection.
If you would like to refer yourself directly to the gardening group or if you are a GP, mental health practitioner, support worker or social prescriber with a client in mind, please get in touch via our Contact Page
No previous gardening experience necessary!
"I really enjoy taking part in the Green Minds gardening sessions, it really helps with my anxiety levels and it gets me out of the house too keeping busy and making a difference"
"I would like to share the peace and tranquility of this place with others"
"Spending mindful time out in nature and meeting others is a great way to get out of your head and into your body"