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Earthworks St Albans

We support people with learning disabilities - known as Earthworkers – alongside dedicated volunteers to manage 3.5 acres of beautiful eco-gardens in St Albans. We cultivate fruit, vegetables and ornamental plants using organic principles, and build wildlife habitats. By providing purposeful activity, we develop skills, build confidence, boost health and well-being. We champion social inclusion and sustainability.

www.earthworksstalbans.co.uk

Charity

Registered charity no. 1067139

Member since July 2021

About us

Earthworks is a small, award-winning local charity which for 25 years has nurtured people with learning disabilities – known as Earthworkers – to reach their full potential. Earthworkers, volunteers and staff work and learn together through Social and Therapeutic Horticulture to manage 3.5 acres of eco-gardens in Hixberry Lane, St Albans with a focus on sustainability, organic growing and traditional countryside skills. Earthworks’ revolutionary pilot project, Earthworks on Wheels, empowers Earthworkers to travel into the community to use their horticulture skills to care for gardens of vulnerable people. The charity’s work, its beautiful eco-gardens and its deeply compassionate staff and volunteers encourage people of all abilities to develop skills, build confidence, boost health and wellbeing, and champion social inclusion. We well our produce on our monthly stall on the St Albans' farmer market. We invite the pubic to share our gardens and experience social inclusion at our seasonal events and workshops. By engaging with our wider community, we champion social inclusion, environmental protection, and sustainability. £20 could buy seeds or bulbs to grow in our market garden £50 could fund adapted tools £250 could buy an Earthworker a uniform to keep them warm and safe £2,000 could fund one month of vital planning and impact management of Social and Therapeutic Horticulture with Earthworkers