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Moulsecomb Forest Garden & Wildlife Project

By Jennifer Drury

Photo:Moulsecomb Garden Project: ©Tony Mould
Photo:Moulsecomb Garden Project: ©Tony Mould
Photo:Moulsecomb Garden Project: ©Tony Mould
Photo:Moulsecomb Garden Project: ©Tony Mould
Photo:Moulsecomb Garden Project: ©Tony Mould
Photo:Moulsecomb Garden Project: ©Tony Mould
Photo:Moulsecomb Garden Project: ©Tony Mould
Photo:Moulsecomb Garden Project: ©Tony Mould

Project started 1994

The Mayor of Brighton and Hove, Councillor Pete West. visited Moulsecomb Forest Garden and Wildlife Project on their open day on July 8th. The project was started in 1994 when a group of friends decided to get an allotment. The council let them have a strip of land behind Moulsecomb Station for a year, rent free, because it had been derelict.

Come a long way 

The project has come a very long way in its 21 years and now is a registered charity and an open college that offers qualifications. It has plots growing organic food, fed from enormous compost bins, wildlife ponds, a compost loo, bee hives and a bee garden. The outdoor clay oven is used regularly to feed hungry volunteers every Tuesday and Friday, and they boast a large cabin meeting place built mainly from local wood and recycled materials.

Genuinely inclusive 

One of the most important aspects of the project is that it is genuinely inclusive. They offer teaching and volunteer opportunities to all types of people who can work and learn in a happy safe environment. If you are interested to find out more about Moulsecomb Forest Garden and Wildlife Project, or maybe become a volunteer, visit their website here they promise you a warm welcome - or even a cup of tea.

This gallery was added by Jennifer Drury on 11/07/2016.

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