Moulsecoomb Forest Garden and Wildlife Project

Working in one of the cityís most deprived neighbourhoods, primarily with young people struggling in the classroom and adults with learning disabilities, Moulsecoomb forest garden offers an outdoor education in a natural environment, a chance to learn new skills, gain qualifications and feel part of a supported community. The Forest Garden has been closed since 19th March. Staff have been furloughed and two freelance cooks have been redeployed to the Bevy community pubs Meals on Wheels scheme, cooking meals at Brighton Aldridge Community Academy. The freelance gardener, is coordinating food production at the Forest Garden, the Bevy and Moulsecoomb Primary School to grow as much fruit and vegetables for the meals on wheels scheme which is supporting those struggling financially, isolated and vulnerable, making sure people have access to fresh, local, organic food. This role is critical in maintaining continuity for the Project. This grant will secure the post and support a ëhome growingí vegetable kits for volunteers, Moulsecoomb Primary School pupils and others that are stuck at home.

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