Takeover week: Guest Editor Mary Berry
Julie Bentley on Girlguiding since the 1940s. Should gardening be prescribed on the NHS to help mental wellbeing? And the joys of homemade presents and cards.
Mary Berry looks back with fondness at being a Girlguide in the 1940s and explains why she thinks it makes her the woman she is today. Jane Garvey talks to Julie Bentley, Chief Executive of Girlguiding UK about how the organisation has changed since Mary's day.
Doctors should prescribe gardening for patients more often, according to research by the King's Fund health think tank. The hobby can help people with physical and mental health problems. Jane is joined by Dr Sam Everington, a GP in Tower Hamlets who helped set up Bob's Park, in The Bromley by Bow Centre and Tara, member of gardening group Sage Greenfingers in Sheffield. Should gardening be prescribed on the NHS? How does it benefit women's mental health?
When was the last time you handwrote a thank you note, or made a gift? Do we take the easy way out when we just send a happy face emoji in a text message as thanks, or buy gifts from the high street? Jane asks craft bloggers Momtaz Begum-Hossain and Clare Albans about the joys of giving and receiving presents (or cards) that are home-made.
Presenter: Jane Garvey
Editor: Mary Berry.
Mary Berry and Julie Bentley, on how the girl guides has changed since Mary's day
Gardening as therapy
Mary Berry, Dr Sam Everington and gardener Tara on the health benefits of gardening
Handmade gifts and cards
Mary Berry, Momtaz Begum-Hossain and Clare Albans on the joy of making and sharing crafts
Mary Berry as a Girl Guide
Role Contributor Presenter Jane Garvey Editor Mary Berry Interviewed Guest Julie Bentley Interviewed Guest Sam Everington Interviewed Guest Tara Interviewed Guest Momtaz Begum-Hossain Interviewed Guest Clare Albans
- Mon 13 Jun 2016 10:00