Click on Events above to see what we have coming up for the start of this year's fortnightly            gardening sessions at the Lamb and some of the other events in the area.

      •   Muddy Mums has been asked to run a kids gardening club in the wonderful Leechwell           Garden and this will be run in association with Gardening for Health.

Click here to see the poster.
It is a chance for those without a garden or unsure of where to start to come along and discover the joy of gardening and generally delight in each other and the beauty and bounty of Leechwell Garden.
We have our own bed to plant vegetables, flowers and herbs. You will learn about the properties and uses of the plants in the garden and discover how we can flourish and live harmoniously with the natural world and it's hard working inhabitants beneath and above the soil.
These sessions are open to all the family.
The first session is on Sunday 15th April 3 - 4.30 pm when we will be getting to know the Garden, preparing the soil and designing our garden, potting up some seeds for you to nurse at home and bring back when they are big enough to plant out.
Wear old clothes, bring a drink and a snack and prepare to have lots of fun.
The suggested donation is 3 - these sessions are not funded and are run by volunteers. Tools and plants are kindly lent or donated by the Leechwell Garden Association and Gardening for Health. If you would like to volunteer with Muddy Mums, do get in touch: Emma on 01803 862821 or





  • How about buying some or all of these stunning recipe cards with photos by Jan O'Highway? They are 50p each. All four at 2 would make a great gift for your friends. The cards are available from Catherine Munro and the TIC.
    Give Catherine a phone call on mobile no.: 07582 125438 or email her at:

      •   Totnes Development Trust is very pleased to announce that Funding of 9,500 has been            received to enable G4H to run the gardening sessions so successfully started last year.
           An application was made to the NHS and the value of the project was immediately            recognised. A suitable funding source via an NHS Charity ensured that the funding was            approved. The grant will be for a one-off period of 12 months commencing in February            2012.


  • Gardening for Health was delighted when the
    Co-operative movement joined the list of organisations which have supported this important project.
    Louise Lewis, a member of the area committee of the Co-operative movement, presented a cheque for 1800 to Ed Vidler. This support will enable the Trust to continue to run the fortnightly session for the remainder of the year, while further funding for the 2012 programme is sought.

A Totnes Times photo used with approval

  • Click here to see the hand-out from Dave Hamilton's Seed Saving Workshop that took place at the Lamb on Friday 2nd September, plus a couple of photos of the event.
  • In August, on Saturday 13th, many people joined Jennifer MacDonald for a gentle stroll around two of the new Herb Gardens & Leechwell Garden and The Lamb Garden, learning about the traditional uses of herbs as Jenny demonstrated the production of remedies, tinctures, creams, balms and oxymels. Click here for some photos and here for Jen's handout.
  • The Totnes Healthy Futures video can be viewed here and can also be viewed on YouTube by clicking on:
  • The Winter Newsletter is now available and can be viewed here. The August Newsletter can still be seen here and the Autumn Newsletter here.
  • Discussions are under way with School Farm, Dartington, for Transition Town Totnes’ Food Link to draw up a feasibility study for the use of part of the site for further courses and greater food production facilities.
  • Many Gardening for Health (G4H) events and activities are shared with the Leechwell Garden Association so its always a good idea to keep up-to-date by visiting both the G4H and Leechwell Garden websites.