A group of Earthworkers in the gardens having a tea break

Our impact

An Earthworker smiling, with a tray of potted plants in front of her

Impact on Earthworkers

  • Increased horticulture/life skills
  • Sense of purpose
  • Responsibility
  • Confidence and achievement
  • Social contact
  • Inclusion and belonging
  • Citizenship
  • Reduced stress
  • Boosted physical and mental wellbeing
  • Respite for the families of the Earthworkers
An volunteer holding a tree branch in the gardens

Impact on volunteers

  • Purposeful activity in peaceful eco-gardens
  • Opportunities to use skills to improve people’s lives and the environment
  • Experience of and learning about sustainable living and inclusion
  • An inclusive community

Two Earthworkers standing in front of the Farmers Market fruit and vegetable stall

Impact on the community

  • Social inclusion
  • Protection of the environment
  • Cheap, local organically-grown produce from our Farmer’s Market stall
  • Opportunities for the public to learn about sustainable gardening and biodiversity
  • Much-loved open garden community events

Our awards and achievements

Our staff members team in the garden, holding up the Hertfordshire Care Award Outstanding Achievement Award 2020

Hertfordshire Care Awards


The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service

Outstanding Achievement Award


Two Earthworkers holding up the St Albans Community Green Business Award

St Albans Community Business Awards

Green Business Award


Hertfordshire Care Providers Association

Silver Membership


Green Pennant Award


Mayor’s Pride Award


Hertfordshire Care Award