Plot to Plate twice-weekly sessions
Plot to Plate is our rolling programme for people interested in gardening and wellbeing. You will have the opportunity to develop confidence and gain experience of growing a wide range of fruit and vegetables whilst improving your wellbeing at the same time.
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 who may be experiencing anxiety, depression, stress or isolation, and provides an opportunity to reconnect with nature and learn new skills in a friendly and supportive environment.
Our sites have a mixture of outdoor growing space and indoor growing space in polytunnels, 'bubble domes' and greenhouses where you will be able grow and harvest crops, whatever the weather. The programme not only provides you with the opportunity to grow fruit, vegetables, flowers and herbs but also to embrace the environment through guided walks, forest craft, 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, supportive environment.
In each two-hour session you will:
Review the plot and growing spaces and identify key jobs to be done
Learn new gardening methods, skills or insights, which you will be able to directly apply
Do some practical gardening in one of our growing spaces – outside on the plot, in the polytunnel, dome or in the greenhouse
Review, reflect and record on your progress on the plot, your 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 other activities organised by the Friends of Horsenden Hill (click to go through to their Facebook page).
It's great 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.