Tucked away off the top of the main street that runs up through Totnes town is a public space, known as The Lamb.
This site used to be part of the old lamb market.
On some days of the week you might pass through here and think what a well-tended fertile spot to rest quietly on the benches under the rowan trees, enjoying the smell of the herb garden.
On other days, you would find the site bustling with activity, people tending the vegetable and fruit and herb gardens and others teaching the skills involved.
This would be one of the regular weekly sessions of the Gardening for Health project.
This project was opened in February 2011 as a venture between the Totnes Trust, a registered charity and a local doctors' surgery, with support from other organisations in the town including the South Hams District Council.
The project provides opportunities for improving physical health and mental well-being through gardening with others, in a sociable context; the programmed sessions being facilitated by two experienced and knowledgeable gardeners.
New participants, donors and visitors interested in starting such ventures in their own towns are all welcome.
Contact Catherine Munro on 07582125438 or Catherine@gardeningforhealth.org.uk for further information.