The power of outdoors

The power of outdoors

With National Gardening Week in full swing, it’s great to see so many activities celebrating our outdoor spaces. We are hearing more than ever about the power of green space and gardens to improve our social, physical and mental wellbeing. School gardening projects have been shown to boost confidence and creativity, and to break down social barriers for children with learning and/or behavioural difficulties. Studies also show that stress levels and mood are directly related to the amount of green space in people’s area. And for those with stress and depression, garden-oriented rehab programmes have been shown to significantly reduce the number of GP visits. Gardening is not only great for boosting endorphins, the body’s natural ‘feel good’ hormone, the physical activity means it burns the calories too. No wonder then that doctors are starting to recognise ‘horticultural therapy’ as an effective prescription. As you might expect, we at Kebur are passionate about helping people benefit from gardens and nature, so it has been a great privilege to help some recent local projects to do just this. This March, we donated materials for a forest school canopy at St Peter’s Primary School in Farnham. The canopy allows children from across the school to benefit from learning outdoors in a natural environment whatever the weather. Last month, we were impressed with the number and range of nominations for the Kebur Community Challenge, our annual competition, in conjunction with Eagle Radio, for £2000 worth of materials. It has been great to see local groups wanting to improve their green spaces for so many reasons; for healthy eating, play and risk-taking, contemplation...
Christmas Jumper Day 2016

Christmas Jumper Day 2016

On Thursday the 15th of December Kebur are having their very own Christmas Jumper Day to raise money for Save the Children. All members of staff will be dressed up and we will be selling some sweet treats throughout the day. Save the Children do some amazing work for children all over the world and we would love to raise as much money as possible to help them.   Kebur will be open until 12 o’clock on the 24th of December and will then be closed till the 3rd of January when we will open at 7:30, if you have any further questions about Christmas Jumper Day or our opening hours over Christmas please call us on 01252 517571 or email us at...