As a means of providing 'hands on' gardening knowledge and experience for those with learning disabilities a quarter acre allotment was acquired at a small rental from the National Trust in Helston. Situated with pleasing views of the Cober valley and on a south facing slope,the land ,which is being progressively cleared after 30 years ofdisuse, is very fertile. All cultivation is to organic principles with no usage of chemicals for pest control or artificial fertilisers.
A garden hut with water catchment has been built, a pond for water conservation dug, and in 2010,a rotavator has been acquired, along with a water pump, for use in conjunction with the pond.
The land has been progressively cultivated for 5 years by volunteers and those we support in the Mustard Seed programme. Among the plantings are 40 fruit bushes, a strawberry row, a large rhubarb patch, and within two anti-rabbit incursion compounds, peas, beans, red beet, onions, tomatoes, courgettes,potatoes and winter vegetables are being grown for use in the vegetable box round, sandwich and salad round and the two cafes run by Mustard Seed.