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Adam recently joined therapeutic gardening sessions at Thrive and is already making his mark in our gardens.

The 19-year-old has eagerly got stuck into creating his own vegetable plot, transporting wheelbarrows full of compost to fill up his raised bed inside a polytunnel.

With compost in place, Adam got down to planting his veg and is now looking forward to crops of beetroot, winter lettuce and swiss chard.

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Filling the plot with fresh compost

Thrive Horticultural Therapist Michelle McLoughlin, who has been working with Adam at Thrive Reading, said, `Adam has really taken to being at Thrive and clearly has a sense of purpose when it comes to growing plants.

`Socially, he has fitted right in and it’s been good to see his teamwork with a fellow client gardener who helped him with planting and has been generally showing him the ropes at Thrive.

`I’m looking forward to seeing the positive impact that nurturing these plants will have on Adam and the satisfaction he will take from his achievements in the garden.’

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Planting out lettuce, beetroot and swiss chard.

Therapeutic gardening at Thrive

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