Promoting positive mental health through traditional crafts, ecological work and horticulture.

With a wealth of knowledge in ecology, horticulture and traditional crafts, CLaN will encourage¬† people to find an activity to suit their lifestyle whilst embodying the ‘5 Ways to Wellbeing’. Our vision is to enhance people’s knowledge of the natural world by being immersed in it, grow vegetables and plants beneficial to wildlife in communal gardens, work in habitats¬† to encourage native species and re-skill in traditional crafts. Emphasis is on shared learning that gives us all the opportunity to give as well as receive.

Our Current Projects:

Future Naturalists

We have been awarded grants from George’s Fund (administered through Herefordshire Community Foundation), Hereford City Council and Hellens Garden Festival to continue our work with young people to be the naturalists of the future. Schools and youth groups can book a free session by emailing

Woolly and Warm

We are helping people to stay warm and active in the winter months by creating a multitude of items from wool. Supported by Awards for All we close the project this year in March 2024. Enquiries

Get Growing

We have been working in Hay-on-Wye to encourage people to grow their own food and improve their gardening skills. Funded by the Coop’s Local Causes fund it is coming to an end but we will be trying to get more funding soon – watch this space!

CLaN are members of New Leaf Sustainable Development and have been supported by the National Lottery and The Herefordshire Community Foundation.