The Centre for Ecotherapy allotment is maintained using organic principles. Composting all our waste, we dig this back into the beds, providing nourishment for future planting. We also grow green manures, special crops grown not to harvest but to be dug back into the ground, again to nourish and prepare the soil.
Gardeners attend weekly 'drop-in' sessions, helping with the many tasks and activities a working allotment requires. Activities such as:
There is plenty of time to stop, chat, laugh and share experiences. We also cherish our animal, bird and insect neighbours who bring excitement, pleasure and learning to us all as they go about their lives alongside ours.
The allotment is located deep in the heart of Stanmer Park's horticultural community farming zone. Nature is abundant and 'in your face' - a beautiful haven in which to let go of stressful situations, thoughts and expectations that bring us down, and to experience peaceful, purposeful, participation; a place to lose oneself, if just for a moment...
Sessions are held on Fridays, 10am-2pm.
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