Plot to Shop
Plot to Shop is a training project at Surrey Docks Farm that provides adults with learning disabilities the opportunities to gain confidence and independence through the development of horticulture and retail skills.
Students work as part of a fun team learning the horticulture skills required to produce fruit and vegetables. Training is based in a specially designed growing space that includes raised beds, a fruit cage and polytunnels. Students harvest their fruit and vegetables and gain customer service and retail skills by working in the shop.
- Plot to Shop training is delivered on Thursdays and Fridays
- All our training projects run for 40 weeks of the year from 10am to 3pm
- Plot to Shop has a ratio of one trainer to five students
- In addition volunteers are recruited specifically to support people attending the projects
- Students can attend with their own support worker if one-to-one support is required
- Places are funded by personal budgets authorised by Social Services
- We offer a free trial period, so potential students can decide if the project is for them
Plot to Shop was established in 2013, thanks to funding from the United St Saviour’s Charity.
The project now runs independently and is self sustaining through Surrey Docks Farm.
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