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Join us at the Moulsecoomb Forest Garden and Wildlife Project as we celebrate 30 years of connecting people with nature!

Our open day on Friday, 12th July, from midday to 6pm includes garden tours, honeybee information, tombola, pond dipping, bug hunts, pizza making and a bushcraft exhibition.

Come along and enjoy hot drinks and cakes at our café.

Established as a project in 1994, and as a charity in 2005, Moulsecoomb Forest Garden and Wildlife Project – MFGWP – is a small charity on the outskirts of Brighton located in an area of high deprivation with few community facilities.

We connect people with gardening, food, and nature in various ways. In primary and secondary schools, we offer an alternative for pupils who struggle in a typical classroom setting. We also run a therapeutic garden project for people of all abilities. Inclusivity and diversity are at the heart of our project, with everyone welcome on our Tuesday and Friday workdays. By collaborating with local schools, social services, pupil referral units, and the youth service, we support young people in progressing within mainstream education and achieving their full potential.

We provide outdoor education and therapeutic support for pupils at Key Stages 3 and 4 in the Brighton and Hove area, offering eco-therapy and outdoor education to complement the school curriculum. We specialise in working with young people with learning difficulties such as Autism, Asperger Syndrome, Dyslexia and ADHD.

We offer horticultural, carpentry, woodland management, cooking, educational and social opportunities to everyone.

Our aims are to:

  • Reduce anti-social behaviour by involving excluded pupils in the running of the garden.
  • Improve community health by producing organic and locally grown fruit and vegetables.
  • Enhance skills and employability by offering practical based training and volunteering opportunities.
  • Involve children in planting, growing and eating healthy food and learning to respect nature and the environment.
  • Create and enhance wildlife habitats and protect biodiversity including old fashioned vegetable varieties.
  • Promote sustainable lifestyles by encouraging and educating people about the benefits of organic gardening, locally produced food and composting.

The project celebrated its 20 year anniversary in October 2014 with a big open day


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