Moulsecoomb Forest Garden and Wildlife Project is a small award-winning community garden charity in Brighton specialising in outdoor education since 1994.
Over 20 years since the project started, the garden now offers qualifications to pupils struggling at school and holds workdays bustling with a wide range of people including volunteering opportunities for people with learning difficulties. They work with over 50 pupils a week from a variety of schools, and continue to run clubs at Moulsecoomb Primary at their award-winning school grounds.
They now have nine plots growing organic food, fed from their enormous compost bins, with 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 their large straw-bale eco cabin is built mainly with local wood and recycled materials.
East Brighton Trust has regularly supported the project over the years through our small grants scheme and we enjoyed attending this year's open day when we got to meet many of the volunteers and see the garden for ourselves.