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To whom it may concern,
To whom it may concern,
In my role as a Learning Disability Support worker, I often have the pleasure of working alongside Andrew. It has been an eye opener to realise that what i spent 3 years learning in 'theory' on my 'Person Centred Counselling Course', Andrew learnt in practice through overcoming life’s adversities. He learnt that growth and development (life) is about 'cultivation', and it starts with planting a 'seed', whether it be physical, spiritual or psychological. Andrew has experienced the healing power of nature and for this reason, has a deep desire to help others reconnect with 'nature' i.e. themselves and the world around them. .He can empathise with others struggles in life, and is a man that holds no judgments only a helping hand. His therapeutic approach can be understood through an analogy he once gave me, 'When I look out on an over grown garden, I do not see the weeds, only the potential that's hidden underneath'. I wish him well in fulfilling his dreams. Kind Regards, Amanda Wright.
 Children or teenagers and their families
Children or teenagers and their families
 Give children or teenagers and their families something productive to participate on as families
Gardening as a therapy discussions
Gardening as a therapy discussions
Danmore Sithole as the Coordinator of the Organisation of HIV Positive African Men (OPAM) has held discussion on the subject mentioned above with Mr Andrew Zwane. OPAM will collaborate with Mr Zwane in the provision of this therapeutic service to its clients, their families, and the community at large. Gardening besides providing nutritious food, it is also promotes community cohesion. From our discussions Mr Zwane who is a horticulture expert will provide his expertise. He will also allow OPAM access to his allotment for the gardening work. OPAM will provide the material and the financial resources for the gardening work. The produce will be used to further the objectives of the collaboration exercise. OPAM and Mr Zwane will market the activity to HIV positive men, their families and the community (mainly the African and the Caribbean). OPAM and its members will use the knowledge gained to purse gardening activities in other boroughs of London.
OPAM COLABORATION WITH ANDREW ZWANE IN THE GARDENING PROJECT
OPAM COLABORATION WITH ANDREW ZWANE IN THE GARDENING PROJECT
The Organisation of HIV Positive African Men is collaborating with Mr Andrew Zwane in the gardening project. OPAM seeks to empower HIV positive African men. The gardening activity seeks to empower the HIV positive African (Caribbean) men in a number of ways. Gardening is a therapeutic activity, hence we seek to ensure that our members benefit from this no cost pain and stress relieving activity. Gardening is a way of promoting social cohesion in the society. Most of our members are first generation of migrants in UK. Some have been in isolation due to poor health and stigma. Therefore participating in gardening is a way of integrating the members with the wider community of London. Gardening is a good physical exercise. This will promote good health of our members. Besides being an exercise it will go a long way in reversing stigma. Some people still believe that HIV positive people cannot led a normal life. By demonstrating that HIV positive people can still be involved in an high energy demanding activity like gardening, this will go a long way in reducing stigma. Gardening is a source of fresh and nutritious food. By growing ones food one will have access to organic food. This will improve the incomes of the members as they will be able to save money they could have otherwise used to buy the food. This very appropriate at this time when the income support is being reduced. By growing food will also improve self esteem of members since some of them have been relaying on handouts for a long time. Gardening is the main economic activity in Africa; as a result this activity will quench the nostalgic longing of home for some. This will provide them with an opportunity to fuse the farming motivation techniques, collectivism, and many others. They will be able to share these techniques with the wider community. The OPAM members will use the knowledge that they will gain on their allotments in their borough of residence. OPAM shall be helping its members to apply for allotments. This will boost the economic activity of our members. The members are highly motivated after going through the induction last week. They are keen to participate in community activities far from the medicalised activities. They see this as a opportunity to interact with the non-medical people on an equal footing not the usual service user-service provider setup. This time they are the service givers. Compiled by Danmore Sithole OPAM Coordinator
Sam
Sam
hi andrew this is all reason why i wanted an allotment for one i love too be outside in all weather doing a bit or gardening and it a lovely atmosphere when were are all over the allotment i love to see my brother and my parents all happy and joining in everybody is welcoming and very polite at the allotment it makes me happy when i see everybody else is happy with what there doing i am so grateful that you gave me a plot thank you very much andrew from sam
High Sheriff of Hertfordshire, Hon.Arabella Stuart-Smith
High Sheriff of Hertfordshire, Hon.Arabella Stuart-Smith
Andrew Zwane from Seed Harvest organisation guides me talks about the way gardening and growing vegetables turned his life around and how he now uses his allotment for therapy. Amongst those he works with are the long-term unemployed and those suffering with Aids. His autumn sown onions are harvested and looking great.
The High Sheriff of Hertfordshire, The Hon Arabella Stuart-Smith
The High Sheriff of Hertfordshire, The Hon Arabella Stuart-Smith
Good news for Seed Harvest organisation, I will be having a meeting and a visit to the allotments with The High Sheriff of Hertfordshire, The Hon Arabella Stuart-Smith on the 11/07/2012 at 1100am. She is interested in our gardening project and what we are doing to help the community.

This a bit of what she had to say about herself speaking after her Declaration Arabella said "It is a great honour to take up this ancient office, and as previous High Sheriffs have shown it still has relevance today. I hope to continue their good work and get out and visit as much of the County as I can, and to meet the voluntary and public organisations who do such valuable work in supporting our community. Every day, hundreds of people in Hertfordshire willingly give their time and energy to help others in many different activities. As my experience is with young people and horticulture, I am particularly interested in supporting organisations that use gardens and outdoors both therapeutically, and for rehabilitation and crime prevention."

We hope to learn and benifit from her kknowledge and expectises

Regards
Andrew Zwane




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Hannah Bailey

Secretary of S.O.C.A.
Executive Committee
MP  Mr Charles Walker
MP Mr Charles Walker
Members of Seed Harvest Organisation are visited by member of parliament for Broxbourne and Cheshunt at their gardening project in Waltham Cross
Holbrook
Holbrook
watering and picking up vegetables
exotic vegetables
exotic vegetables
some call them, Calaloo(Jamaica),Imbhuya(Ndebele, Zimbabwe), Mowa /Bonongwe(Shona, Zimbabwe), Masamba(ciChewa, Malawi)
Play time
Play time
its not all about work at Trinity Lane allotment, its about play as well
High Sheriff of Hertfordshire, Hon.Arabella Stuart-Smith
High Sheriff of Hertfordshire, Hon.Arabella Stuart-Smith
At the CVS community hub in Broxbourne, Michal shows me the offices which can be used by local volunteer groups for meetings. SOCA (Society of Caribbean and Africans) are based here and they explain the varied social and educational programme they run. Food is central as they have a large allotment which encourages families to get involved.
A visit form the Chambers family from Ireland
A visit form the Chambers family from Ireland
During my family 2 nights stay at Andrew and his beautiful wife' s home, we were taken to the allotments. I have personally always enjoyed gardening. But I suppose I had underestimated the therapeutic value of gardening. Being a mum of 6 year old twin girls one of who has a learning disability, it was a joy to see how both my daughters enjoyed being out there picking sunflowers and just having a fun. The whole family including my husband enjoyed the whole experience. As a result I have also rented a plot here and the first time we went to view it my girls were overjoyed. We cant wait to start working on it and hopefully involve the young people of my community.
Seed harvest organisation and B3 Living Housing Association
Seed harvest organisation and B3 Living Housing Association
Members joined by representatives from Housing Association B3 Living at the event to clear out one of the plots at the site
Herts Aid, together with Seed Harvest Organisation (SHO), are running the one-day training event for black minority ethnic (BME) men.
Herts Aid, together with Seed Harvest Organisation (SHO), are running the one-day training event for black minority ethnic (BME) men.
A FREE training event teaching about safer sex is taking place on Thursday (August 19). Herts Aid, together with Seed Harvest Organisation (SHO), are running the one-day training event for black minority ethnic (BME) men. The event will focus on safer sex, negotiating skills and healthy relationships, starting at 10am and running until 3pm at 24 Foundry Gate in Waltham Cross. Lunch will also be provided on the day. The aim of the training is to empower BME men by putting more emphasis on their negotiation skills around safer sex, as well as encouraging men to change the behaviours putting them at risk of unhealthy lifestyles. Places are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment by calling Herts Aid on 01920 484784 or 07817 903480, or emailing admin@hertsaid.co.uk or juddy@hertsaid.co.uk. Herts Aid is an HIV and sexual health support charity offering a range of services to anyone infected or affected by HIV/AIDS. It also provides education and information to schools, colleges and other organisations, plus clinical services such as rapid HIV testing and chlamydia screening.
 : Presentation of the Inspiring Communities Awards on the behalf of CVSBEH by Kevin Curley @kevincurley charity leader, internationalist, father, partner, living for independent local voluntary action, mutuality, social justice, bothies, Elgar, Tanzania
Presentation of the Inspiring Communities Awards on the behalf of CVSBEH by Kevin Curley @kevincurley charity leader, internationalist, father, partner, living for independent local voluntary action, mutuality, social justice, bothies, Elgar, Tanzania
Health Event
Health Event
Seed harvest organisation with the Mayoress of Broxbourne at the Health Event in Waltham Cross shopping centre — in Waltham Cross.
Christian Aid Walk in Hertfors
Christian Aid Walk in Hertfors
Mandela Day
Mandela Day
Celebrating Mandela Day in Waltham Cross
EMA choir
EMA choir
Seed Harvest Organisation is part of the Ethnic Minority Association choir of Broxbourne
Chambers Family
Chambers Family
For the love of gardening, the Chambers family came all the way from Ireland to get inspiration from Seed Harvest Organisation.
MP for Broxbourne Mr Charles Walker
MP for Broxbourne Mr Charles Walker
Mp Charles Walker exchanges Parliament for a garden spade with Seed Harvest Organisation.
Health Event in Waltham Cross
Health Event in Waltham Cross
Mayor of Broxbourne Cllr Bren Perryman and Andrew Zwane founder of Seed Harvest Organisation
Grapes
Grapes
Some of Seed Harvest Organisation produces
GOGA
GOGA
Seed Harvest Organisation is hosting GroundWork on this 8 week programmes Get Outdoors, Get Active
GOGA
GOGA
Seed Harvest Organisation is hosting GroundWork on this 8 week programmes Get Outdoors, Get Active
COCE
COCE
Seed Harvest Organisation is part of Celebrating Our Community Event 2015 in Watham Cross, Broxbourne
Logo
Logo
Seed Harvest Organisation logo was designed by a college which was part of they course
Health Walk Sessions
Health Walk Sessions
Seed Harvest Organisation is involved in Health Walks session every Wednesday at Lee Valley Park at 10:00am covering 3.15miles
Active Herts
Active Herts
Seed Harvest Organisation is involved in Health Walks session every Wednesday at Lee Valley Park at 10:00am covering 3.15miles
Capel Manor College
Capel Manor College
College life
Active Herts
Active Herts
Seed Harvest Organisation is involved in Health Walks session every Wednesday at Lee Valley Park at 10:00am covering 3.15miles






































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