Web of Well-Being

Weaving a local web of Well-being….

A growing body of research shows that spending time in Nature – or just having a natural view of plants and trees and flowers out of our window – improves human health and well-being, and even life-expectancy.

This is welcome news (and no surprise!) to those in the Camden Transition Town network who are busy creating nectar rich/pesticide free gardens and green spaces, to be enjoyed by local humans and wild life alike. And even better, that others – in local schools, health centres, transport hubs and housing estates – are thinking the same too, with ideas for joint projects buzzing like bees in the springtime!

So together, we’re tapping into the flow of local energies and ideas to create more nectar rich gardens and growing spaces for local communities to enjoy; more local renewable energy projects, and exploring new ways to connect with each other through what we’ve called our local Web of Well-being.

Check out the wonderful film made by Sheila Hayman who toured the sites. 

Weaving a local Web of Well-being is….

An organic way of working together across local communities, that’s open to the possibilities of connecting a whole range of local groups and  And tapping into the interconnectedness that’s at the heart of resilient local communities

It’s about sharing skills, energies and hopes to create greener and friendlier local futures that aren’t powered by carbon emitting fossil fuels, or the over consumption of our worlds precious resources.

It’s good for Nature and good for us too – reconnecting city dwellers with the rhythm of the seasons and the energies of Nature.

And it re-connects us with the wider Web of Life on Plant Earth, as we work together to rewild community gardens and local green spaces that are nectar rich / pesticide free havens for those pollinating and soil improving insects on whom our world depends.

It’s good for Nature and good for us too – reconnecting city dwellers with the rhythm of the seasons and the energies of Nature.

And it re-connects us with the wider Web of Life on Plant Earth, as we work together to rewild community gardens and local green spaces that are nectar rich / pesticide free havens for those pollinating and soil improving insects on whom our world depends.

And so, our local Web of Well-being is growing,

Where is the Web of Well Being?

  • The Well Beeing Garden: James Wigg GP Practice, Bartholemew Road created the first buzz!
  • Kentish Town High Street: Have you noticed the big blue pollution-busting-planters all along the high street? Feel free to water and look after them.
  • Kentish Town Station Platform 1: Feel free to water while you wait for your trains or simply enjoy the greenery.
  • Caversham Group Practice: Tucked behind Kentish Town station, this NHS practices sees it as a community hub and organises events throughout the year.
  • Fire Station: No hose needed! One of Transition Kentish Town’s very first intervention a decade ago.
  • Ceremony restaurant: Take a short walk north along Fortess Road and in the back of this restaurant is a hub of food growing.
  • Acland Burghley School: There is a little orchard in the playground dedicated to teaching the kids that apples don’t grown in supermarkets.
  • Community Orchard: South End Highgate enclosures Haddo House
  • Grow Lissenden: A beautiful woodland garden and pollinator border

“It brings life and beauty to the station.”

– Kentish Town Station Manager

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