A beautiful garden in the community of Whitstable for everyone to come and join in with
The garden is in the heart of Whitstable with vegetables, fruit, flowers and a developing wildlife area for everyone to enjoy. The garden is run on organic growing methods and tries to demonstrate all things eco! We have a compost toilet, a well, an edible hedge, raised beds and an outdoor classroom with seating, disabled access paths and a welcoming relaxed atmosphere for everyone to enjoy.
Who comes along?
Anyone can come along and join in. If you are out of work, want to volunteer, want to get fit or like working alongside lots of different people, in a team or on your own, or just want to sit and watch, you are welcome. We also welcome schools, colleges, nursery groups and residential groups to come along and join in with the garden as a whole.
The garden opened in April 2011 and has given support to many people to help them gain knowledge and develop skills in horticulture along with building confidence and passing on their own knowledge to others.Thousands of hours of time have been given by volunteers to make the garden the lovely place it is today.The garden is a venture between Kent Enterprise Trust and Transition Town Whitstable.
Activities at Stream Walk include:
• Sowing and planting vegetables and fruit
• Building raised beds
• Creating a forest garden
• Laying paths
• Completing the pond
• Building compost bins
• Trimming hedges
• Sharing knowledge and ideas
• And more!
Training offers you the chance to develop hands-on skills to help you get back into employment.
Our work experience programme is a good way to learn new skills and brush up on qualifications – all within a friendly group to help you achieve your goals.
Our placements can offer you:
- New skills to add to your C.V.
- Literacy and numeracy support
- Improved fitness
- Improved confidence
- A reference
Please contact us if you would like to join in.
‘I was surprised at the diversity of the group, the garden had a number of younger members and it is nice to get stuck in.’ Laura Ribbons, Kent University Student