We recently donated four bulk bags of compost and cow compost to Tuppeny Barn, a local charity which promotes education in horticulture and sustainability in West Sussex, Hampshire and the surrounding areas. We’ve been working with Tuppenny Barn since 2016 and enjoy supporting the team with regular supplies of all that they need to help maintain their amazing green spaces.
Tuppeny Barn is a smallholding of a hectare, in Southbourne, which grows organic food for the local community. It also works with children and young people to help them understand the importance of horticulture, and educate them about healthy eating, growing their own food and looking after the environment.
The team at Tuppeny Barn host a range of community activities including school trips, after-school clubs, workshops and holiday events. Children visiting the initiative are taught about where fruit and vegetables come from, the benefits of eating healthy and fresh food options as well as being given the opportunity to grow and prepare their own meals. As well as educational trips Tuppeny Barn also runs a Young Carers project, and celebrates countryside skills offering courses on foraging, wreath making, beekeeping and willow weaving.
The company which is a registered charity, also runs a purpose built Education Centre and its own shop selling organic bread, cakes and bakes, eggs, preserves and the fresh organic fruit, vegetables and cut flowers grown on the smallholding.
We are very proud to support Tuppeny Barn’s work and look forward to continuing to do so in the months and years ahead! If you’d like to get involved take a look at the Transforming Tuppenny appeal which is raising funds for a new shop and community café, with the aim of creating jobs and allowing the team to offer more school visits and community outreach.