Growing Well is a certified organic farm near Kendal but at its heart it is a charity offering those with mental health difficulties the opportunity to recover, learn, develop and grow, both physically and mentally.
Their volunteer staff are invited to become a part of the farm community, working at their own pace to simply do what they can. Affectionately termed as ‘mindful pootling’ by one volunteer! It’s not all hard work though, they break throughout the day to eat together and most importantly to talk.
Salad leaves served in Tebay Services Kitchens now come from Growing Well, helping to support the local farm and the local community.