Soil Sisters is an exciting 3-year project run by WEN that supports recovery and development of vulnerable women in traumatic transitions within women’s refuge settings.
We have seen from our own work, engaging disadvantaged women in community food growing projects, that socially isolated women in particular have a great deal to gain from this type of intervention. As such, this project is the first of its kind in the UK to establish a network of groups and organisations interested in developing social and therapeutic horticulture (STH) or green care.
Deliver a year round programme of weekly sessions across 5 women’s refuges in East London to build and maintain green spaces;
To run a conference that disseminates learning and promotes the use of nature based health and wellbeing interventions;
To publish research that specifically focuses on the importance of STH for women in crisis housing and refuges, a research matter that is currently scarce and not fully inclusive of women and ethnic minorities.
WEN has a long-standing history of combining nature and wellbeing, and has several enthusiastic and well-trained staff and volunteers that are passionate about the continued success of this programme.
Soil Sisters team
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If you would like to get involved with the Soil Sisters Project please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7481 9004
We are not looking for volunteers for the Soil Sisters project. If you have a skill set to share with the project such as crafts, workshops and skill share we would like to hear from you. Please contact us for possible workshop collaborations.