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At the Forefront : Grow Cardiff and the Brilliance of Social Prescribing

14 July 2023 | 1:00 pm 1:45 pm

Isla Horton (Grow Cardiff) in conversation with Mary Rose Gunn (The Fore).

Join us for a lunchtime session to learn about our recently funded charity, Grow Cardiff – a grassroots organisation making a lasting difference by and for local people, through community gardening. Our CEO, Mary Rose Gunn, will interview Isla Horton, Founder and Youth and Community Worker by training.

Having attracted volunteers from all over Cardiff, the charity has gone from strength to strength since launching in 2015. Their “Grow Well” programme is a partnership with ten GP surgeries who have developed social prescribing for therapeutic gardens. The impact has been so great that there is strong demand from the NHS to expand their services throughout Wales.

The Fore recently awarded Grow Cardiff £30,000 in unrestricted funding and support. This is to fund more senior staff to dedicate the time and attention to Grow Cardiff that it deserves. They’ll also be able to launch their Inspire to Grow teacher training programme.

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