Community Projects

We aim to provide services not just for those interested in the lifestyle as a hobby or lifetime goal but also for those that may not otherwise have access to these resources. As such, we have a variety of Concessionary offers available for those that meet any of the following criteria:

  • Disabled
  • Carer accompanying a disabled individual
  • Young Carers
  • Those on benefits
  • Those on PIP
  • Low income families
  • OAP’s
  • Charity Volunteers
  • Students including Mature students
  • Anyone who has needed to visit a foodbank in the last year
  • Other (Please provide further information if you think your status qualifies you)

All you have to do is send us an email to with a copy of any paperwork you have as proof of your status and address along with a list of the courses you are interested in. We will email you back with details of upcoming courses and details on how to claim your concession rate. Rates may vary depending on the course and situation, some may be a discounted price whereas others may be free.

2016 Community Work

You can view our past work in the community on our 2016 Community Projects page.

2017 Community Work

Details of smaller projects and work are detailed below. For larger projects, please browse our Community Projects sub-menu options. We have a variety of big and exciting projects ongoing this year, many of which offer FREE courses and walks to participants.

Sustainable Life are working on the Big Seed Giveaway project completing the administration. This project is managed by Forest Schools Birmingham and funded by the Big Lottery Fund. Through their Veg Champions project (2017) we have supplied over 3000 pupils across Birmingham with free Tomato seeds including a free growing pack and complimentary school worksheets.

2018 Community Work

In 2018 we participated in a variety of volunteering opportunities where possible. These included:

Volunteering for Fruit & Nut Village Stirchley – 1 hour on 17th November 2018
Digging and turning over a patch of grass to expand existing fruit bush area in Stirchley (Stephanie).
Volunteering for Raddlebarn Primary School – Evening of 22nd November 2018
Fire management & Safety during fireside stories event for children at the primary school (Alan).

We also provided donations where possible to projects and communities. These included:

Kingstanding Food Community

  • Baby clothes and toys
  • Workshop materials including bags, essential oils, mica powders, Purple Sprouting Broccoli seedlings, seeds, Willow wands, Large Willow rods, paints etc
  • £50 for allotment supplies (funded via Postcode Lottery Trust)

Fruit & Nut Village Stirchley

  • Donation of Welsh Onions (Currently pending authorisation from BCC), originally gifted from Mother Gardens

Baby Bank Central

  • Donations of baby items specifically needed. 3 in 1 pram and car seat, baby bouncer, other.

Raddlebarn Primary School

  • Donation of raffle prizes (discounts and workshops)

2019 community work

21 november 2019

Raddlebarn fire stories evening

What: volunteering managing fires and safety

October 2019
Stirchley Apple Day (Fruit and Nut Village Stirchley)
What: Volunteered on a stall on the day offering free chocolate covered apples (make your own) for all. All equipment and food provided for free.

2020 Community Work

January we made a donation of the remainder of our santas grotto story books to the Kingstanding Food Community project.

We volunteered administration hours for the Friends of Ten Acres, set up and maintained thier social media and other duties.

We created the snowflake trail in Ten Acres for free on behalf of the Friends of Ten Acres inspired by the Strichley Snowflake Festival.

We undetook a variety of covid-19 response projects which included extra volunteering hours and work.

Donation of a variety of baby items to the Baby bank on Pershore road including a pushchair, clothes and essential items from thier amazon wishlist.