Knaresborough July 2017 – Orb Community Arts, the Knaresborough mental health charity, is to offer a fortnightly series of workshops on the theme ‘Grow-Cook-Eat’, with funding provided by the Knaresborough Lions Club.
Established in 2004, Orb plays an important role in community life in Knaresborough and the surrounding area. It offers a non-clinical service for people who are looking for help to improve their mental health and well-being. At Orb, people can learn new skills, be creative, and contribute as volunteers, in a supportive and inclusive space. As well as gardening and culinary activities there is music-making, arts, film, photography, writing, crafts and other creative opportunities. Orb takes referrals from GPs, the Community Mental Health Trust and other support agencies.
The Grow-Cook-Eat workshops are designed to encourage people with little or no experience of growing produce and cooking healthy and delicious fresh food. They will be held at Chain Lane Community Centre and will use produce grown in the Orb Green Garden. The sessions will be run by Becky Mears from the catering business Travelling Tea Ladies.
Knaresborough Lions Club are supporting the workshops through the ‘President’s Fund’, whose recipient is chosen annually by the Lion President. This year’s president, Martin Brock, selected Orb to receive the donation. More information on the Knaresborough Lions is available on www.knaresborough.co.uk/lions-club