About the Project
Cooking has become an essential ingredient to our workdays with adults with disabilities learning to cook healthy meals together for everyone working at our project – anything from 20 to 50 people a session. Many who visit the garden do not have a varied and healthy diet at home. Their support workers have stated that they get to learn to cook and eat food they would otherwise not have tried - even better if they can harvest it in the warmth and dry of a polytunnel! With services with people with disabilities closing we provide an invaluable space to learn gardening and cooking but also a place to socialise and make friends.
About the Charity
We are a small charity on the outskirts of Brighton working in one of the city’s most deprived neighbourhoods, primarily with young people struggling in the classroom and adults with learning disabilities. Up to 80 people come to our weekly community garden workdays while we work with up to 70 pupils a week Our aims are: - Reduce anti-social behaviour and increase social inclusion by involving pupils and people with learning disabilities in the running of the garden. - Enhance skills and employability by offering practical based training and volunteering opportunities. - Get participants involved in planting, growing and eating healthy food, and respecting nature and the environment.