We are Nurture through Nature, a Charitable Incorporated Organisation working with people through therapeutic horticulture in Brighton and Hove. We teach and promote the growing of healthy chemical-free fruit and vegetables from our Moulsecoomb allotment, whilst providing food for low income families in the local area. It is the aim of our organisation to promote mental health and well-being through the practice of gardening, food growing, mindfulness, creativity and the therapeutic use of nature. It is our belief that being and working with nature in a variety of ways can bring significant healing benefits. We also recognise that we live in social world which requires many skills to navigate through, hence we also hold coping skills group work at various times. Learning and working in this way can bring about a renewed sense of purpose and self empowerment.
Testimonial from Sam, October 2017:
“It has been a real pleasure to be part of the Nurture Through Nature project. After leaving my job, I wanted to invest time into some worthwhile volunteering and found the community allotment. The project is inspiring and the leaders are friendly, knowledgeable and supportive. It’s great to have some structure back in my life and feel like I’ve contributed to something really important. Food is a basic need often taken for granted and to be helping to grow it for others who may be in food poverty, whilst also reaping the therapeutic benefits of connecting with the land and the other volunteers, feels great. It’s a mutually beneficial and brilliant project.”
Charity no. 1171526
Your Help is Much Needed!
We rely on volunteers to help us grow food on our allotment. If you would like to join our weekly growing group, please read the information provided on this website and get in touch. If you think you can support us in ways other than gardening, then we’d love to hear from you too.
A huge thanks to our funders for supporting our project and for making this all possible.