Gardening for Health

In this post read how Gardening for Health helps enable people to improve their wellbeing, and how support from the Network of Wellbeing has helped this project to continue its wonderful work. By Ed Vidler, Catherine Munro, and Jenny Gellatly

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.

How do we move towards a society that prioritizes wellbeing?

Sam is one of our Wellbeing Ambassadors, based in Rochester NY in the United States. He is currently finishing his Master’s dissertation in Economics for Transition at Schumacher College. His work is centred on exploring the impacts of the wellbeing indexes which are already in use, and on their potential for being applied to the local scale. This post provides an introduction to some of the wellbeing measures Sam has been researching thus far.

Wellbeing and the Importance of Connection

Here one of our Wellbeing Ambassadors, Denise Curi, shares some ideas on what wellbeing means to her. Denise is also currently Senior Volunteer at the wonderful Schumacher College.

"When I think about wellbeing many things come to my mind. One of the first and most powerful is connection. Both words – wellbeing and connection – are, at least from my point of view, immersed in the meaning of sustainability. I can’t think about sustainability without referring to wellbeing, and when I think about wellbeing I immediately relate it to connectedness."