* One of our volunteers Russel is now employed by us on an apprenticeship through City College to learn about carpentry. This is what the 'shed' will look like.
* Volunteering with us isn't just about gardening but the perfect opportunity to learn about outdoor education - using nature as a way of teaching pupils, especially effective for those that struggle in the classroom. Read about two students who started volunteering but now work for the garden.
* Three pupils on work experience at the garden celebrated transforming our compost loo and receiving Princes Trust certificates and development awards to help them buy tools and equipment for college
* We help run clubs and produce food at the award winning Moulsecoomb Primary School. Watch a short video of their annual ‘Heritage and Environment Festival’ where 700 children from across the city came along to find out about outdoor learning Warren has been working closely with one Year 6 pupil who received the schools first ever Head Gardener Award! Families also made mosiacs which have been put up in our new compost loo! Year 1 pupils also came to the garden, harvested the garlic they planted in September and made pizzas with it
* We took part in the Brighton White Night Festival watch this short film (made in the pitch black!)
* In July we showed 4 representatives from UNESCO arround the garden project and Moulsecoomb Primary school as part of the councils bid for Brighton to become a bio-sphere reserve. Read all about it here.
* Peter Whitcomb has been making notes of what he has seen at nearby Moulsecoomb Wild Park, read his findings here (Word Document 2.5Mb).
* Congratulations to long term volunteer and management committee member Michael Townsend who won City College's 'Foundation Learning' award. The award was not just for his work at the College and his determination to achieve despite his disabilities, but also for his voluntary work at the forest garden and the British Heart Foundation.