Stroud Valleys Project is looking for women to join a new group to learn about gardening by working on their allotment in Bisley Old Road. The environmental charity has been funded by Adult Education to run an introductory course for six weeks to help women build their confidence by working together in a group.

Women_only_Dec11_-_Working_togetherSVP project officer Ivi Szaboova said: “Latest research shows that more women are suffering mild to moderate mental health problems so we decided to offer a special course for women to help them tackle low self-esteem and combat stress. The six week course is starting in February 2012 and we are looking for 10 women to sign up.”

“Recently we noticed that a significant number of women who enquired about volunteering with SVP were put off by joining existing groups with large numbers of men because they didn’t feel ready to volunteer in a predominantly male working environment. A women-only group could help them get their confidence levels up so that later on they might consider moving into mainstream groups.”

Women_only_Dec11_-_allotmentThe group will be open to women from all walks of life, whether they join because of depression, look for a more active, healthy life, want to achieve something worthwhile or would like to de-stress by spending more time exercising outdoors. The gardening course will teach women where to start if they want to grow their own veg: planning work on an allotment, considering tools, crop rotation and varieties, as well as growing and harvesting vegetables.

If you want more information about the new women-only growing group, please contact Ivi on 01453 753358 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Stroud Valleys Project is a limited company,
registered in England and Wales

Registered number: 2224016    

Registered charity number: 900107

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Stroud Valleys Project

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Tel: 01453 753358


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