Working alongside ABRI Housing Association, we are seeking to contact and engage with residents of the 82 homes on Beaufort Road estate in Southbourne to encourage them to grow their own fruit and vegetables in small neighbourhood hubs.
Firstly, we will assess the residents’ level of interest, and find out what they would like to have a go at growing, and then supply them with starter growing packs, educational and moral support. The objective is to eventually show how Your Planet Doctors, working in conjunction with local organisations and residents, can help motivate individuals on their journeys to a more sustainable, and self-sufficient community. Our second objective, met through success of the first, is to improve residents’ mental and physical wellbeing, enabling residents to care more effectively for themselves and their neighbours, as well as becoming more resilient to challenges ahead.
To maximise our chances of success, we plan to involve the local schools, GPs churches, community centres, and allotments to encourage school growing projects, food growing green prescriptions from the GPs, and much more.