Keder Greenhouse ticked all the boxes for successful growing at this all-organic farm.

Good Hope Farm is a therapeutic day centre for adults with learning disabilities, organised around a two-acre organic farm. Among their visitors are referrals from local Colleges and Special Schools.

They promote self confidence and mindfulness through being in contact with nature. The activities result in a real sense of achievement and give individuals the chance to progress and thrive. The farm is run by Karine, her son Alex, and a small, dedicated team of staff and volunteers.

One vital aspect of the farm is growing produce, and a greenhouse was required that fitted the farm’s needs. A Keder was recommended to Karine and the structure ticked all the boxes in terms of safety (being bonded cladding, not glass), longevity, storm proof, and modular to expand as they grow.

The farm is a community project with West Berkshire Council and the structure was part funded via the Greenham Trust. Volunteers have adapted the greenhouse interior to allow wheelchair users access to the benches.

Since opening in March 2023, the farm has been a great success. They have support from the local business community too, through well-being days and volunteering.

Karine explained that the farm is very eco-friendly, “we are a no-plastic, sustainable, all organic farm and don’t use chemicals of any sort. We even have compostable, wheelchair friendly toilets on site! We also encourage bees, butterflies and insects with wild meadow areas and flowers, and sell our flowers and produce on a stand beside the road, the proceeds are used to help fund new little projects on the site.

If you think Keder can help with your community or therapeutic project and want to know more, call 01386 49094 to talk to a member of our team.