Growing Roots seeks to provide gardening opportunities for individuals with mental health conditions aged over 18 who do not have a usable garden and who would benefit from an outdoor activity. We operate on a full-size allotment on Highfield Park, and individuals each have a portion of the allotment where they can grow fruit and vegetables. The project provides seeds and tools so there is no cost to the individuals. We ask participants to visit for an hour or more a week, and volunteers work alongside to support and encourage. We close over the winter and take the opportunity to meet and take part in events involving stress and relaxation, and cooking.