Community gardens open up

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A Generic Photo of a mother picking vegetables with her daughter in the garden. See PA Feature GARDENING Gardening Column. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/thinkstockphotos. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature GARDENING Gardening Column.

A community group in Daventry helping to support those with mental health problems are holding an open day on Saturday.

Green Health Daventry is opening its community gardens where vegetables, salads, herbs spices and fruit will be available.

The freshly picked ingredients will make meals cooked outdoors for those attending, entertainment, flowers, plants and home made cakes will also be on offer at the event which runs from noon until 4pm at the Daventry Country Park Community Gardens.

The Green Health Project is a partnership between Daventry District Council and Green Health Daventry - a local community group which is supported by the UK’s leading mental health charity Rethink Mental illness.

Statistics show that one in four people in the UK are affected by mental illness and gardening and outdoor activities can often be used as a form of therapy.

For those attending the community gardens are located opposite the A425 from the Daventry Country Park.

For more information, contact Peter Edge on 07580 541825 or email peteredge@btinternet.com