Horticltural charity for youngsters with learning difficulties opens first shop

A horticultural charity for young people with learning difficulties in Highgate is to open its first shop.

The store in Archway Road, Highgate, will raise money for the Harington Scheme in Cholmeley Park, and offer its students valuable retail experience.

The charity was founded in 1980 to teach life skills to young people with disabilities and learning difficulties and provide them with vocational training in horticulture and gardening.

Every Thursday, students haul fresh produce they have grown themselves from the charity’s base to a stall in Pond Square.

The shop will be at 270 Archway Road and is on the hunt for volunteers and donations. If you can help, phone 020 8341 3657.