MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Changing Lives Through Therapeutic Horticulture

What we do

The Good Life Project is a therapeutic horticultural programme run by Pendle Leisure Trust and funded by the National Lottery.
We are based at Hodge House Allotments in Nelson, Lancashire and we improve the health and wellbeing of individuals who may be isolated, inactive or have mild to moderate mental health issues.

Mayor's Commendation Award

The Good Life Project was awarded the Pendle Mayor's Commendation award for going the extra mile and making an outstanding contribution to the quality of life in Pendle.
We are very proud of our achievement!

News and updates

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1 week ago

I have spent today planting onion sets. You can grow your own onions from either sets, which are tiny little onions or from seeds. The sets grow over the spring and summer and can be dried and harvested in late summer. I prepared the bed with well rotted manure and pushed them gently into the ground. Plant them 5cm to 10 cm apart and make sure there is about 25cm between the rows. You have to be vigilant with weeding, use a sharp hoe inbetween the rows. Remove any flowers as soon as you see them. Our seed grown onions are still in the polytunnel. Some say seed grown onions are not as prone to bolting (that is when the flowers start appearing). I will let you know how they compare!! 🌱😀🍴#healthandwellbeing

P.s I forgot to say, I am fleecing these sets to keep the birds off them and to help them settle in and put roots down.
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I have spent today planting onion sets. You can grow your own onions from either sets, which are tiny little onions or from seeds.  The sets grow over the spring and summer and can be dried and harvested in late summer.  I prepared the bed with well rotted manure and pushed them gently into the ground.  Plant them 5cm to 10 cm apart and make sure there is about 25cm between the rows.  You have to be vigilant with weeding, use a sharp hoe inbetween the rows.  Remove any flowers as soon as you see them.  Our seed grown onions are still in the polytunnel.  Some say seed grown onions are not as prone to bolting (that is when the flowers start appearing).  I will let you know how they compare!!  🌱😀🍴#healthandwellbeing  P.s I forgot to say, I am fleecing these sets to keep the birds off them and to help them settle in and put roots down.

Our Impact

Working together to make a positive impact on the local community. Learn about our evaluation and research on the social return on investment for the Good Life Project.

Our corporate supporters

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You can donate materials, funds, volunteer or fundraise.

Help us to do more for those who need our help by volunteering your time or helping us raise much needed funds. You can also support us by donating materials that we can use for the project. There are many different ways in which you can help the Good Life Project.

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