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The Seeds Project receives support from the Cornwall 100 Club

20 May 2014


The Seeds Project received £1,430 funding from the Cornwall Community Foundation’s business arm to enable them to continue running the group every week, to expand their activities into outreach workshops for schools and young people's community groups.

Seeds is based on the Penwerris estate of Falmouth and works with families from across Falmouth and Penryn to provide environmental education to children, young people and the general public. They support and promote healthy, sustainable lifestyle choices by creating awareness of human impact on ecosystems, human-environment interactions and human responsibility towards nature. For the last 8 months they have held weekly drop-in sessions for parents and their children to learn about getting outdoors to enjoy nature, healthy cooking and eating, recycling to make cheap toys and games, clothes and baby equipment swapping (for free), sustainable lifestyles and being a green parent/family in a fun and engaging way.


Charlotte Garratt from the Seeds Project said "This wonderful donation from Cornwall 100 Club is going to make a huge difference to our work bringing environmental education to life and making it accessible for families across Falmouth and Penryn. To have the businesses in our community involved in improving the lives of the children in our community means so much and shows what we can achieve working together. Whether we are building insect hotels, writing our booklet for new families or planting edible plants for everyone to enjoy, we couldn’t do it without working in partnership. Thank you to everyone involved from the families of the Seeds Project."


The Seeds Project currently offers a 2-hour session every Friday (continuous throughout term-time and holidays) which consists of both indoor and outdoor activities such as growing fruits and vegetables, enhancing wildlife habitats and learning what they eat, understanding eco-systems, recycling everyday objects, creating nature art, observing wildlife, making toys and games, active games to aid learning, rock pooling and much more.

At the same time as facilitating the parent and child activities they create a space for parents to learn about and exchange their experiences of saving money and the environment by using eco-friendly baby products, swapping old baby and child clothes, cutting water, electricity and gas usage in the home.