Horton Community Farm: A Wellbeing Hero

We all know our own Wellbeing Hero; that person or project that makes a huge difference to people's health and happiness levels, helping people to have a positive impact and feel good about themselves in the process. Here at the Network of Wellbeing we wanted to find a way to celebrate these Wellbeing Heroes; those doing amazing work in different communities across the world. So, we've invited our Wellbeing Ambassadors to write about Wellbeing Heroes in their own communities, sharing what makes this person or project so special. One of our Wellbeing Ambassadors, Anna Schmidt, has gone a step further; she's not only written something but also made an inspiring video about her Wellbeing Hero: Horton Community Farm. Read more and check out her video in this excellent post.

Totnes Food Hub: Connecting Local People and Producers

Guest post by Nathaniel Holmes, Totnes Food Hub

Food and wellbeing are linked in many ways; from the simple nutritious pleasure of eating a fresh apple, to the vital income which that apple represents to the farmer who grew it. In recent years too many people have become disconnected from local food and farming, understandably attracted to the low costs and easy availability of globalised supermarket offerings. In Totnes we are fortunate to be surrounded by small scale growers, but these producers don’t always have the resources or time to find new customers. Local people may want buy more local food, but they can be put off by expectations of high costs and inconvenience.

Totnes does the Big Dig

The Big Dig was a national campaign to get people digging in community gardens across the UK 16 to 23 March. There were 6 locations participating in this celebration of gardening in/around Totnes during that week, as outlined below. The NOW team was involved in supporting with organising some of the gardens.