Expert tells of secret of healing plants
1:00pm Wednesday 9th October 2013 in News
THE Queen’s Park Community Garden celebrated World Mental Health Day at the Secret Garden on Thursday, by hosting a talk on the health benefits of medicinal plants and a gardening session for the service users of Swindon Mind and RF TWIGS.
Funded by a small grant from the Community Futures Training and Grant Programme at Trafford Hall, the event began with a talk by medicinal plants expert Davina Wynne-Jones. Drawing on the experience of running her own business, Herbs for Healing, she spoke about a range of medicinal herbs and plants and their use to treat ailments and relieve symptoms of ill health.
Following Davina’s talk at the Swindon Mind office, the group walked to the Secret Garden, where they helped the Queen’s Park Community Garden volunteers create a medicinal plants bed with plants from Herbs for Healing. Tea and cake completed the event, which offered the group an opportunity to explore the Secret Garden, open to the public since June 30.
Kathryn Hay, Queen’s Park Community Garden volunteer and committee member, said: “This is a community space for everyone to enjoy and to be involved in creating, so we are delighted to invite service users from Swindon Mind and RF TWIGS to help us create our medicinal plants bed.”
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