Going green @blissberry may have a big impact on your well-being.

Going green @blissberry may have a big impact on your well-being.

#socialfarming #mentalhealth #healthyeating #communitygardening

Healthy Gardening Programmes like the one here at Blissberry Social Farm can provide a variety of social and nutritional benefits to communities.

Participants at this years Healthy Gardening Programme “Seed to Plate” have found access to green spaces such as our vegetable plots and the countryside had lowered their levels of stress and turned a higher-level of work and life satisfaction.

@Blissberryfarm we believe that these kinds of comparisons are important for health service policymakers when trying to decide how to invest scarce financial resources defiantly outdoors in a green environment a win win for everyone.

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More than Vegetables grow @blissberry

Healthy community/allotment gardens can make significant contributions to the health of the earth and to the enrichment of our communities.

Today I believe healthy gardening programmes like the one here at Blissberry Social Farm are a small but serious challenge to many current policies and practices which put profit before human needs – greenery, open space, fresh seasonal local food.

But you’ll find far more than just a place to grow some seasonal food!

Vegetable gardening is a proactive PRACTICE.

I like to emphasize that word PRACTICE – the same one used to describe the practice of meditation.

Gardening is stress relief, fresh air, exercise, and interconnection with the natural world.

Vegetable gardening brings forth productivity. It is a way of being actively engaged in solutions to major world problems.

Vegetable gardening – particularly when done together as a community – can be tremendously healing, particularly in these turbulent times.

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@sthDONEGALbees in association with @DONEGALetb with Donegal FRC BEEKEEPING COURSE at BLISSBERRY SOCIAL FARM

Beekeepers Course 2014
Think you want to be a Beekeeper?
Want to try it out before you make a commitment?
Well you now can…..
When: Saturday 3rd and 4th May 2014 from 2.00pm to 5.00pm
What: An intensive two full day course at our Blissberry Social Farm @sthDonegalbees Apiary covering the practical aspects of beekeeping. Further info from Larry 0877642917

More than Vegetables take root and grow at Blissberry Social Farm!

Research has shown that gardening is good for our emotional and physical
well-being.The combination of fresh air and exercise, the peace and tranquility of nature in the countryside and the satisfaction that comes with nurturing something and watching it grow are all aspects that contribute to improving how we feel on all levels. It’s great to see these little projects popping up with a focus on the therapeutic benefits we can all take from reconnecting with nature.

Here at Blissberry Farm we have teamed up for the second year with Donegal Family Resource Centre, in association with Donegal ETB, HSE Health Promotion and Donegal County Council to deliver a community garden project.Through our practical and creative sessions, people can learn about sowing seeds and planting out, weeding and watering, digging and hoeing, making raised beds,
harvesting and tasting!

We offer open green space without walls, a save environment, home grown vegetables (to take home with you!), meet new friends – not to mention a little light exercise and an introduction to ‘Relaxation’!

This exciting Blissberry Social Farm initiative in collaboration with Donegal Family Resource Centre takes place at Blissberry Farm Doorin Mountcharles every Tuesday at 10.30 and will
continue on a weekly basis every Tuesday right through during the growing season.

For further information about this project, you can contact Larry Masterson at 087 7642917 or AnnMaire at Donegal Family Resource Centre 0749725337

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