Plot to Plate twice-weekly sessions
Plot to Plate is our drop-in programme in which you'll have the opportunity to gain experience of growing fruit and veg whilst improving your wellbeing.
Plot to Plate runs on Tuesday's at 10.30am - 12.30pm at Horsenden Hill and Friday's at 10.30am - 12.30pm at Cleveley Crescent, both based in Ealing.
Who is the programme for?
Plot to Plate is aimed at adults experiencing anxiety, depression, stress or isolation, and provides an opportunity to reconnect with nature in a friendly and supportive environment.
Our sites have a mixture of outdoor growing space and indoor growing space in polytunnels, greenhouses and a 'bubble dome' where you will be able grow and harvest crops, whatever the weather. The programme provides you with the opportunity to grow fruit, veg, flowers and herbs & also to embrace the environment through guided walks, creative projects and contact with nature.
Whether you are an experienced gardener looking to pass on your skills, or a novice with a love of nature but no outdoor space, this programme allows you to form a network of food growers and work at your own pace in an inclusive space.
In each two-hour session you will:
Review the plot and growing spaces and identify key jobs
Learn natural gardening methods, skills or insights
Do some practical gardening in our growing space
Review, reflect and record progress on the plot, growing projects, and your wellbeing.
Over the course of the programme you will be able to grow your own produce from seed and harvest the produce to take home. You will have the opportunity to set your own goals and create projects with the support of our team. You will also be able to benefit from the onsite orchard and participate in activities such as the annual apple harvest and more, organised by the Friends of Horsenden Hill (click to go through to their Facebook page).
It's fun, you'll make new connections in the community, and learn transferable new skills.
To make the most of the programme, we ask that you can attend on a regular basis.