The Willows Project provides horticultural and nature-based activities at Canalaside Community Foods, a working organic farm a few miles from Leamington Spa. We work with a range of excluded groups and individuals, including people with mental health problems, learning disabilities, long term illnesses and disaffected young people. Through practical and creative activity sessions we help people to develop new skills, build confidence and connect with nature.
The Willows Project is based at Canalside Community Foods, in Radford Semele, Leamington Spa.
Canalside provides fresh, organic, seasonal and locally grown fruit and veg and involves local people in the process of producing the food they eat.
It was a desire to share the space and opportunities at the farm with more people, especially excluded individuals and groups, that brought together a team of people to develop The Willows Project as a separate social enterprise which integrates its work with the existing agriculture on the farm.
The Willows Project is located in a peaceful corner of the community farm where we have an all weather cabin, vegetable and flower garden with raised beds and a fire pit. Check out our gallery to see what our space is like!