People & Gardens Fruit Growing Project

by phillyp in St Austell

We did it
On 6th April 2016 we successfully raised £1,535 with 39 supporters in 28 days

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

by phillyp in St Austell

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:










This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

A thank you for believing in our project!

£10 or more

£10 Reward

A special card from all the team. Thank you for supporting our project!

£10 or more

3 of 5 claimed

£10 Reward

A lovely People & Gardens hessian shopping bag . Collection from Watering Lane Nursery St Austell.

£10 or more

12 of 15 claimed

£10 Reward

Two course Sunday lunch at Knightor Winery -

£12 or more

3 of 8 claimed

£12 Reward

Cream tea for 2 at Knightor Winery -

£15 or more

5 of 10 claimed

£15 Reward

Sparkling wine cream tea for two at Knightor Winery -

£15 or more

5 of 10 claimed

£15 Reward

Wine tour at Knightor Winery with tasting for two -

£15 or more

2 of 10 claimed

£15 Reward

2 small People & Gardens veg bags ( once a fortnight), free delivery in the St Austell area or collection from St Eval

£50 or more

1 of 5 claimed

£50 Reward

Eden Project Family Day Out - to include tickets for 2 adults and 2 children, a guide book and a dvd

£50 or more

2 of 6 claimed

£50 Reward

2 tickets to an exclusive feast night at Knightor -

£1,000 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£1,000 Reward

Exclusive use of the Knightor Barn at The Porthscatho vineyard, worth £2,500. This includes all services and use of the event planning team. *REDUCED ITEM

£35 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£35 Reward

St Eval Candle Company hand made hurricane lamp and candles ( retail value £50)

£200 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£200 Reward

Name the Fruit Cage. We would name the fruit cage after you or your business and promote regularly on social media. We would love you to come and visit us to see the fruit cage.

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