Spadework – who we are

Spadework is a charity, which provides life skills training and work experience for over 90 people with learning difficulties.

What we do

Our aim is to support the trainees, who use our service, as they develop their independence and personal skills through social interaction with the community and to ultimately provide them with the necessary tools to reach their full potential.

Trainees are involved in all aspects of Spadework. They produce the plants that are sold in the garden centre and the fruit and vegetables served in the café and sold in the farm shop.  They help to make cakes, jam and chutneys and serve customers in the café.  They also make craft items in craft and woodwork, which are sold at our Farmers’ Markets and in the farm shop.  In IT, the trainees will produce information that supports the business, including producing labels, plant information sheets and weather updates that help staff and trainees to plan the week.

Open 7 days a week

Situated on a 7 acre site in the pretty village of Offham, near West Malling, Spadework’s garden centre, farm shop and 50 seat café is open to the general public 7 days a week.

Please visit us at:

Teston Road
near West Malling
ME19 5NA.

Developing skills for people with learning difficulties