Therapeutic Horticulture

Therapeutic Horticulture

Green care for self care.

Background
There is significant published evidence that gardening with other people, known as
Social and Therapeutic Horticulture, really does help to restore and maintain
wellbeing. So much so that GP Support (GP-S) has funded a pilot scheme for GPs to
meet regularly and garden together in collaboration with the charity Muddy Fork.
Muddy Fork is a charity with the motto ‘gardening together for wellbeing’.

What Happens?
When? We will meet once a fortnight for an afternoon (you don’t have to come every
time, it’s not a course). Sessions will be on Tuesdays and /or Thursdays starting after
Easter.
Where: At the Babworth Estate, near Retford, easily accessible from Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.
Recording impact: At the end of each session we will ensure you can easily complete
evidence for your appraisal portfolio. This is because if you notice personal benefits
transferable to the work environment information from the session is readily available
for discussion with your appraiser.

Other information: Equipment is provided, indoor facilities for bad weather
It is completely free for Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire GPs
Evaluations will help to discover the impact on your wellbeing and
to develop future planning between Muddy Fork and GP-S

Interested?
Contact Dr. Jill Thompson tel 07851146639, Email: jillthompson@muddyfork.org
More details on the Muddy Fork Website