Spitalfields City Farm: Community Wellbeing Club

In 2022 I am coordinating the Community Wellbeing Club project at Spitalfields City Farm, funded by the Mayors COVID Loneliness Recovery Fund and partnering with Tower Hamlets Ideastores Libraries and Recovery College. We are working with local community members who experience higher levels of isolation as a result of the pandemic or ill-health from long-COVID. The project aims to engage referred individuals in ecotherapy and horticulture tasks once-weekly as farm volunteers, then offer them an optional monthly art therapy class and mindful movement class, both run by local practitioners. We are also holding monthly cook-ups as part of this project, creating and eating dishes made from food we grow on the farm and donated by the food charities we partner with.