Gardening

Healthy, nourishing and rewarding. Our gardening projects supply food to the cafe and houses.

Cutting the grass. Trimming the hedges. Growing fruit to make into jam. Gardening is fun, and it can help get you fit.

Our gardening project splits into three main categories. Firstly, we supply the Sharpthorne Organic Café with soft fruit and apples mostly grown by us in the Hoathly Hill garden. Currently we grow a lot of raspberries, blackcurrants and gooseberries, much of which is made into jam or juice. This process, of course, is carried out with the involvement of the students. We also supply small quantities of seasonal vegetables to the Café and to the Pericles households.

 

Gardening is healthy, productive and fun

 

Secondly, we mow the grass and maintain the paths around the Pericles workshop and office area, as well as the car park and some other areas of Hoathly Hill. And, thirdly, we make bio-dynamic compost for the whole of Hoathly Hill, caring for the composting process and for the compost and burning heap area.