SEEDS previously ran courses on organic horticulture on a site leased from Slough Borough Council at Wexham Nursery. This site closed in 2012. With generous support from Pinewood Nursery, SEEDS moved the polytunnel and storage container to a new site near Wexham Park Hospital; this was achieved largely through voluntary labour in the absence of adequate finance to employ professional help. The poltytunnel was completed in August and growing salad began immediately.
SEEDS grew salad and vegetables for sale in the Pinewood Farm Shop and the Prop house Cafe for two years.
- £3,000 of grant funding was received from Launchpad.
- 4 tons of gravel were donated by Tarmac to install land drains around the polytunnel.
- The Prince's Trust worked for four days as their community project to install a raised bed and land drains.
- 7 unemployed Volunteers from the Wave Project worked on the gardens from August 2013.
- One Volunteeer gained full time employment and two others actively started growing their own veg.
- SEEDS grew tomatoes, many salad varieties, french beans, cucmbers, squash, pumpkins, carrots, potatoes,and many herbs.
- Pinewood Nursery provided good selling space for SEEDS.
- 50% of sales were ploughed back into the project.
3P's ceased to grow any more salad for sale after 31:10:14., sadly the project had to close. SEEDS is grateful to Pinewood Nursery for helping us in a time of need to establish a new project and support SEEDS charitable work.