People & Gardens Fruit Growing Project

People & Gardens - working with local people with mental health issues , developing their skills and confidence through horticulture.

We did it!

On 6th Apr 2016 we successfully raised £1,535 of £1,500 target with 39 supporters in 28 days

New stretch target

If we have reached our initial funding target, thank you so much to everyone.

If you have only just found out about this wonderful project, but the target has been met. Do not despair, we still need plenty of funding for additional items. These include, reinforcing structural brackets to make the cage more secure, cane training equipment for summer fruiting Raspberries, anchors and footings to secure firmly to the ground, feed, and the actual fruit canes. So much more is required!

Please help us get to our new target!

Many thanks





People & Gardens was set up to enable people with learning disabilities or emotional impairments to be able to develop as individuals, to learn work and social skills and to have equality of choice and opportunity in the workplace. We are a vegetable market garden scheme based at Watering Lane Nursery, Pentewan, St Austell. We are non profit making with all monies invested back into the scheme.


"We believe gardening can help you achieve a sense of well-being, satisfaction and self worth. We believe that gardening can help you feel good about yourself. "


The project is run by people whose lives have been affected by physical and emotional difficulties. It provides them with training to develop practical skills and self belief. 27 local people attend the scheme, all with learning disabilities or emotional impairments, supported by 9 regular volunteers. They are involved in the full cycle of growing and selling vegetables, from sowing seeds to packing the bags for over 80 local customers. 

We need to raise money to buy a fruit cage. This will enable us to grow more fruit such as strawberries, raspberries and redcurrants. The cage is designed so that all of our participants can easily access the area and get involved, learning new skills and growing new produce for local businesses we support and our local veg bag customers. We hope to purchase this in the spring ready for the summer growing season. 

 We would like to thank the following businesses for supporting our campaign and donating rewards:









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