A new greenhouse: help Sharpham grow!

by The Sharpham Trust in Totnes, Devon, United Kingdom

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On 17th December 2021 we successfully raised £8,740 ( + est. £1810.00 Gift Aid ) with 249 supporters in 28 days

Our greenhouse is condemned, dangerous & we need a new one - costing £45k - to continue growing delicious organic veg for our retreatants.

by The Sharpham Trust in Totnes, Devon, United Kingdom

Sharpham’s gardener Bryony is spending time on repairing our failing glasshouse when she could be growing more organic produce like THIS:


1637245190_calendar-cover.jpgREWARDS FOR HELPING
We're offering a variety of rewards to help us pay for this huge expense, including a stunning 2022 calendar, garden tours and visits to our rewilding area.


The greenhouse, within our 18th century Walled Garden, is the place where lots of the food served to retreatants is grown.

But as a charity, we can’t afford to replace this large, failing structure on our own – especially after Covid-19 severely cut our income.

The greenhouse is increasingly fragile. High winds and storms often rip panes of glass from its roof to shatter inside and outside the building.


Each time this happens, Bryony has to close off the area, stop vegetable-production and painstakingly pick pieces of glass from the gardens and beds.

The greenhouse is unsafe and patched together – and a real worry for Bryony.


A new greenhouse would mean a safe and secure growing space, as well as a site for Bryony to teach gardening tips and methods to retreatants staying at Sharpham House and our new venue The Coach House. They'll be integrating much more with the garden and a new greenhouse when they stay with us.

Bryony could extend the range and amount of organic produce grown under glass at Sharpham with a new greenhouse. 

And this would better support The Sharpham Trust’s desire to build a more mindful, compassionate and environmentally-sustainable world.

But buying and erecting a new greenhouse will cost us £45,000 - so please help us!

REWARD: The Sharpham Trust 40th Anniversary calendar

Celebrate the Trust's big birthday with a wonderful, full-colour A3 wall-hanging calendar.

Each month contains a mindful practice or inspirational quote alongside beautiful photography of The Sharpham Estate.

It's spiral-bound and printed on recycled paper too.



This project offers rewards in return for your donation

£20 or more

128 of 750 claimed

£20 Reward - a stunning 2022 calendar

A full-colour calendar with beautiful photography of The Sharpham Estate. Meditations, practices & inspirational quotes have been selected for each month, helping you with everyday mindfulness. The spiral-bound calendar - A3 when hung - celebrates The Sharpham Trust's 40th year as a charity working to create a more mindful, compassionate & environmentally-sustainable world. Each calendar is printed on recycled, responsibly sourced paper.

£25 or more

79 of 600 claimed

£25 Reward - a Sharpham House cookbook

A copy of the much-loved Sharpham House Cookbook, featuring mouth-watering vegetarian and vegan recipes from our organic kitchen in Sharpham House. This A4 book, printed on recycled, sustainably-sourced paper, is a big favourite with our retreatants, featuring THE most delicious soups, salads, main courses, desserts and drinks created by Janet Bird, who cooked here for many years.

£50 or more

9 of 24 claimed

£50 Reward - garden & greenhouse tour

Tour the gardens at Sharpham House with Head Gardener Bryony Middleton, who'll talk & share tips about her no-dig, organic vegetable growing approach. You'll witness her work to feed retreatants year-round, you'll hear about heritage seeds, composting, unusual things that you could grow yourself, plus you'll get a chance to ask questions in this 2-hr tour. Tasty refreshments make this a memorable organic garden experience! Dates: Summer 2022.

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