About this cause
Martineau Gardens is a community garden, offering the following services to the public: Therapeutic Horticulture for vulnerable adults/young people. Environmental Education for local primary schools. A tranquil space for the public to enjoy, free of charge. A variety of cultural and garden-themed events throughout the year. Habitats supporting local wildlife ie. woodland, pond, meadow. Charitable Objects: To advance the general education of the public of Birmingham in environmental issues, sustainable use of resources, therapeutic horticulture and the value of organically grown food. To protect and preserve good health for the benefit of the general public through horticulture. To conserve, protect and improve the physical and natural environment of Martineau Gardens.
How this cause brings people in the community together
Through our policy of allowing volunteers to attend for as long as they wish, a closely-knit community of individuals has grown from the Therapeutic Horticulture programme. This has allowed many volunteers to build a sense of belonging at their own pace. Many of our volunteers experience multiple challenges and disabilities, so this approach is vital to ensure that each volunteer's needs are met.