Its a sunny spring morning at Plot 22 allotment and the Daffodils are out……but I still need my woolly hat!
On a freezing 4 degrees winters day, I visited the Centre for Ecotherapy in Stanmer Park, Sussex, UK.
This was for a brilliant training course called ‘Introduction to Social and Therapeutic Horticulture’.
I was really interested and saddened to hear about the demise of hospital gardens in the UK, and the increase in medication usage amongst patients.
Despite the cold and the fact the course was 6 hours outside, I was glad to be in nature!
I was on of the first ever Dietitians to write about the link between our profession and food sustainability in Dietetics Today back in 2010.
This was a new and exciting area that has grown so much in the past 8 years.