About Sunnyside

Sunnyside Rural Trust is a thriving charity and social enterprise offering training and work experience for over 170 vulnerable people. We train people with learning disabilities to acquire skills in a number of rural activities. These include beekeeping, looking after chickens, growing a wide range of plants and produce, landscaping and garden maintenance.

We have a focus on the full “plot to plate” cycle, from sowing seeds and nurturing plants to making produce to sell in the farm shop or market. We do all of this as environmentally friendly as possible.

Sunnyside Up Café & farm shop open: Monday – Saturday 10am – 3pm
Sunnyside Northchurch farm shop & café open: Monday – Friday 10am – 3pm
The Kitchen Café, The Forum open: Monday to Friday 8am – 3pm

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Helping our community grow

Our training and work experience take place across Dacorum in Hemel Hempstead, Berkhamsted and Northchurch in a range of tranquil settings. These include ancient woodland, allotments, orchards, greenhouses and a cafe and farm shop.

If you would like to make a donation towards Sunnyside, you can specify where you want your money to be spent. For example it could be towards one of our sites, to help with bee keeping, looking after chickens or growing vegetables.

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