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

Let’s Get Growing

We have been lucky enough to have been funded by the National Lottery Community Fund for £19100 to continue our work in promotong gardening in Hay-on-Wye and surrounds. We have some exciting courses and events coming up so stay tuned. Most updates are on our Facebook page.

Festival of Wildlife   11th August

Following its succesful stint as the closing event of the Hidden Herefordshire project we are gald to announce that we will be repeating the experience this year. With funding from the UK Government (UKSPF) we wil be running the event at queenswood and all walks can be booked there.


CLaN have been supported by the National Lottery and The Herefordshire Community Foundation.