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Kent Education Charity receives £5662 from the Mark Benevolent Fund

Kent Education Charity Receives £5662 From The Mark Benevolent FundBased in East Malling, just outside Maidstone, Communigrow is a registered educational charity using horticulture to reconnect people with where their food comes from.

Learning, teaching, wellbeing and sharing are at the core aspects of the charity. The aim of the charity is to enable people of all ages and ability to gain skills and confidence in a creative environment and learn about how the natural world works. Produce is grown using sustainable methods that reduce the impact on the planet whilst expanding habitats for conservation and environmental study.

The charity provides field-based sessions on growing and conservation for schools with Special Education Need (SEN) students and community groups, with referrals being accepted from agencies that support adults and young people at risk of being isolated, marginalised or disadvantaged due to their mental health, disability or life events.

As a result of this local grant of over £5500 from our national charity, the Mark Benevolent Fund (MBF), Communigrow will be able to erect a 6m x 4m log cabin to replace a marquee which is showing signs of wear and is no longer suitable or safe to use throughout the year. The cabin will provide a substantial structure that can be used for a variety of purposes including preparation of veg boxes, a place to meet and shelter from the elements when required, and a secure and safe area particularly for any vulnerable young people and volunteers.

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