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Sow the City are working with Cornbrook GP surgery in Hulme, to create a new wellbeing garden for growing, wildlife and relaxation.
Watch our video showcasing the Prescribe a Plant scheme here. Sow the City worked alongside GP staff and patients to design and develop a wellbeing garden in the surgery’s wooded grounds. The project is supported by Age Friendly Manchester. It aims to develop the GP surgery grounds to create an engaging greenspace and provide nature-based interventions for patients. The Cornbrook GP surgeries have around 13,000 patients, many of whom are socially isolated and have very little access to outdoor space. The garden provides opportunity for local people to learn new skills, take part in physical exercise, get access to healthy and free food and meet new people. Food growing activities and the recreational use of the garden will be recommended by GPs providing a precedent for the emerging social prescription approach that is being rolled out across Manchester. Patients are encouraged to engage with community and nature-based activities as a means of improving their health and wellbeing.
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GP growing group in doctor's sugery wellbeing garden It has been a true blessing to  my job role to see a change  and difference at grass roots  level. We, as a practice, are  very excited and happy and  look forward to working  together on this.        Jermaine Chappell,   Manager at Cornbrook GP Surgery Hospital Beds
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