Become a Friend of PLOT 22

by PLOT 22
Rewards

About the project

Goals

Tipping Point £600
8 Weekend work days £1,200
6 Drop-in friendly Fridays £2,100
10 Drop-in friendly Fridays and 10 weekend days. £3,000
14 Drop-in friendly Fridays and 12 weekend days. £4,500
24 Drop-in friendly Fridays and 12 weekend days. £6,000
34 Drop-in friendly Fridays and 12 weekend days. £7,500
44 Drop-in friendly Fridays and 12 weekend days. £9,000
£1,360
tipping point
£30.000
20%
In-kind donations range from drinks to office supplies. We even accept homemade cakes. See what else we need!
tipping point
25 hrs
12hrs
In-kind donations range from drinks to office supplies. We even accept homemade cakes. See what else we need!

More about the project

What is the social/environmental problem/issue that this project will address?

Lack of access to outdoor gardening/nature space for people living in the city Brighton and Hove.

Can you give us some statistics on this problem?

  • A growing body of research now shows how our physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing improves when we spend time in nature.  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-34666231
  • Growing and eating fresh fruit and vegetables is taking positive action for your own wellbeing and contributing to the wellbeing of the planet.
  • Simple acts of gardening and sharing meals together unites us in our common humanity.
  • 96% of participants from Brighton and Hove who took part in the 2016 study by the University of Essex reported that taking part in community gardening had improved their happiness, mood or wellbeing; even a single gardening session resulted in a statistically significant increase in reported happiness.

What is your solution?

Our site is easily accessed on foot or by public transport to people living in Brighton and Hove. Gardening shared land keeps us connected to the natural world, other people and the food we eat in a relaxing way. It helps us stay physically active and creates a sense of belonging and community.

Get involved

Here are some great ways to get involved with the project and help out. If you have...
  • 2 minutes
    Share details of this campaign with people you know on Facebook or Twitter. If you’ve been to PLOT 22 tell them why you like it and encourage them sign up as a Friend.
  • 5 minutes
    Phone a friend or tell someone you’ve just met about PLOT 22. Share the details of this campaign. Tell them why you like it and encourage them to become a Friend too.
  • 15 minutes
    Compose a tune or poem about your PLOT 22 experience. Record yourself singing or reciting it on your phone and send it to us. We’ll share it as part of the campaign!
  • 30 minutes
    Later in our campaign we may need help posting fliers in the local area. If you can help in this way please get in touch.
  • A few hours
    We have a number of site improvements we’d like to make requiring carpentry skills. If you are good with wood and would like to help please get in touch.
  • Regular time commitment
    Join our team of volunteer Helpers working alongside Emma and other volunteers to host these garden opportunities. Previous experience of PLOT 22 preferred. Flexible times/dates. Ongoing training and friendly support available.

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About the organisation

Vision and mission

Vision: A world where land and communities are re-connected through kind actions. Mission: PLOT 22 is collectively creating a place to be with the land in community.

Geographical coverage

Within local community (including local council)

Who do we help?

Our aims: We nurture community by creating opportunities for people from all walks of life to grow, cook and eat together outdoors. We create a safe space for connections with each other and relationship with this little piece of land to grow and develop over time. We encourage and celebrate everyone’s contribution to the ongoing, collective creation of our peaceful, abundant and edible oasis. We practice an ethos of kindness with each other which extends to the land and the non-human inhabitants of PLOT 22. We strive to be sensitive to and reduce the barriers faced by people who may be marginalised or vulnerable. We model simple ways of conserving our natural resources and champion examples of ethical consumption. We inspire learning and creative skills sharing. We operate in the spirit of transparency, collaboration and fairness.

Awards And Recognitions

Safety Net Bronze Safeguarding Award Simple Quality Protects. Renewed 2015