At our meeting on 7th February, we were delighted to receive a very interesting presentation from Angela Gray (right), operations co-ordinator of Grounded Community, & Dr. Anne Hayden (left),  the founder of Your Planet Doctors.

 

Grounded Community was established in 2020 out of a church community project, “The Secret Garden” which had been created in 2012 to grow food on an area of unused land behind St. Clements Church. From these humble beginnings the charity has grown to employ 9 part-time staff & 140 volunteers running 6 projects over 4 sites in our area. It’s mission is to educate, share & grow crops & by so doing, reconnect the community with nature & food.

 

Your Planet Doctors is a Community Interest Company, which works with Grounded Community (amongst other organisatios) , was founded in 2021 to help address problems of food insecurity & mental health by encouraging communities to grow their own food together in sustainable ways.

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