THE VETERANS VICTORY GARDENS
In 2010 Forward Assist were allocated an allotment within Community Kitchen Garden located in the grounds of Seaton Delaval Hall. Since that time numerous veterans have maintained the plot growing vegetables for personal use and much of it has gone into the Forward Assist Cook2Give project.
Today, the number of allotment that are tended by Forward Assist veterans has grown to 5 on the site,with all of them are packed with nutritious healthy vegetables, grown under organic principles. . As well as growing fresh vegetables and flowers for use in the award winning 'Cook2Give' Project veterans will soon be able to gain nationally accredited qualifications in horticulture.
The Former Service Personnel have many transferable skills and the Veterans Victory Garden project in the grounds of Seaton Delaval Hall facilitates a tranquil environment to relax and feel closer to nature. A regular visit to the vegetable allotments, in the company of others help veterans gain new skills, increase self-esteem, reduce loneliness, whilst adding much-needed structure to their lives in a safe and therapeutic environment.