We are thrilled, excited, moved and humbled in equal measures.

Over the last month our supporters including many of you as well as LV and Santander, have donated more than £32,000 to our crowdfunding campaign. Thank you so much. And now that the sun has finally come out our plants are starting to grow, grow, grow and we’re raring to go!

We’re still finding it hard to believe that our crowdfunding target was exceeded and that we can now go ahead with our long-awaited expansion into our second field. Our trainees are itching to get to work in the new polytunnel when it arrives and we’re busy planning our new workshop. We cannot describe in mere words (well we probably could, but really you wouldn’t want us to!) just how big a difference our new composting toilets will make…

Crowdfunding gave us an extra, incredibly valuable but unanticipated boost in the form of all the comments left by those who pledged. Your wonderful and moving words of support were unexpected but what a motivator! It means so much to us to know that so many people believe in what we are doing just as much as we do.

We see the power of nature for improving wellbeing every day: harnessing that power to support and develop people and to grow flowers with – instead of against – nature, is a true privilege.