Our South Hub Day Centre has embarked on an exciting new project to create a Horticulture & Ecology area. The project began nearly two years ago and has been a hit with everyone at the Hub. The project has created a large new vegetable and plant bed area, which allows people of all abilities to get involved. The newly levelled paved path provides easy access to the area so everyone can manoeuvre about the space seamlessly and safely.

The new Horticulture & Ecology area will be multifaceted, providing opportunities for both education and enjoyment. The area will be used as an educational space where people can learn hard and soft skills related to horticulture and ecology. This will include learning about plant identification, cultivation techniques, and the importance of biodiversity.

In addition to the educational aspect, the Horticulture & Ecology area will also provide a peaceful, multi-sensory environment where people can enjoy the outdoors. The area will be designed with a variety of plants and textures to stimulate the senses, making it an ideal space for relaxation and reflection. The space will also provide a safe and welcoming environment for people to socialise with others, reducing isolation and promoting social interaction.

The project has been carefully planned to ensure that everyone can get involved, regardless of their ability. The vegetable and plant beds have been designed to be accessible and easy to work in. The paved path has been levelled to provide easy access for people with mobility issues, including wheelchair users.

The Horticulture & Ecology project is an excellent example of the work the Hub does in creating opportunities for people with disabilities to engage with the community and learn new skills. It is also an excellent example of how horticulture and ecology can be used as a tool for social inclusion and well-being. We look forward to seeing the project continue to grow and flourish in the coming years.