SEEDS - Slough Environmental Education Development Service
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The Keyhole Gardens
The Learning Garden
Godolphin Wildspace
The Pinewood Polytunnel Project
Britwell Allotment Garden
About SEEDS Trust

SEEDS recent Projects
  • Creating twelve “keyhole gardens” in primary schools in Slough.
  • Running a mini market garden focussed upon a large polytunnel at Pinewood Nursery. Salads and vegetables were grown with unemployed Volunteers for sale in the Farm Shop and for the Prop House Cafe.
  • Installing two very different wildlife gardens in Slough primary Schools. 

   
The common themes of these projects

  • To promote interest, observation and engagement with the natural environment.
  • To learn how to grow vegetables, encourage healthy eating and physical exercise using organic horticulture as a tool.
  • To provide opportunities to develop confidence, improve self esteem and encourage social cohesion through co-operatively working together. 
  • To encourage long term interest and potential employment and business opportunities in horticulture and the environment.
     
Current projects


Britwell Allotment Garden
  • Working with Volunteers to teach them how to grow vegetables using simple organic methods.
  • Providing opportunities for clients with additional needs to grow in confidence as they help maintain an allotment.
  • To explore possibilites of working with other community groups in the broad area of growing food to improve health and well being.
  • To teach simple marketing skills to enable produce to be sold locally and benefit the project. 
  • The Allotment has closed for the season of 2015. SEEDS is exploring possibilities for the management of the plot for next year.
Cocksherd Woodland Garden
  • A former garage site adjacent to an ancient woodland in NW Slough.
  • SEEDS hopes to develop the site as a woodland garden encouraging wildlife for local people to enjoy and is looking for volunteers to manage this project. "See News and Events" for details.

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