The Community Garden undertakes an educational element; we do this in several ways. We encourage visits from local schools, children’s nurseries and community groups. We usually give a guided tour and/or a short talk with question and answer sessions if required. On a practical level we can make available the means to gain “real muddy” hands on experience by providing a plot, tools, advice and buckets of encouragement.
- We offer co-ordinated placement support for students attending Plumpton College of Agriculture wishing to gain experience
- We support parents who have chosen to home tutor their children, who all come along to extend and enrich their gardening experience. With guidance they have undertaken to restore part of the Children’s Area. To our delight they rewarded us, by bringing tasty treats made from produce grown in their own garden.
- Currently we have a raised bed entirely tended by children from a local nursery school. We provide tools and advice and on the children’s behalf, we water the bed to ensure they get a good result.
- We continue to offer supported placements for people with learning difficulties who have expressed an interest in gardening.
Earlier last year during April, and May (respectively) the Beavers and the 2nd Seaford St Leonard's Brownie Group visited the garden to further their knowledge of gardening and to complete tests to earn their badges.