I’m excited to report that Digging for Dementia has a plot of land! This morning, I met with the loveliest couple, who had offered some land to the project via the Landshare scheme, and the plot is just perfect. It’s two big raised beds of organic soil, which will be fantastic for people with limited mobility; it’s in Ellesmere Park, which is a great location due to its large population of elderly people; and the couple themselves are so supportive of the project and share my outlook on organic gardening and the therapeutic value of engaging with nature. They’ve even offered a shed and some tools!
Obtaining land via the Landshare scheme was exactly how I envisioned the project; it’s so important to me to involve the community and empower people to become involved in Digging for Dementia, and the response I’ve received so far from asking people to help has made me feel overjoyed and overwhelmed in equal measure. There’s so much kindness in the world, and it’s wonderful to be reminded of that in such a beautiful, tangible way.
Now that we have land, I’ll be recruiting for the project from tomorrow onwards, and aiming to host the first session on 4th May. Feeling like the luckiest person in the world today!