At the Severn Project we support socially excluded individuals – particularly those who are struggling or have struggled with the effects of substance misuse, ex offenders and those with low level mental health disorders. We believe that abstinence and effective living is an attainable goal for every person. We wish to support the self efficacy and autonomy of the individual, empowering our associates through work based training, education, support, accommodation, employment and social integration. By incubating and supporting the running of ethical enterprises started by ourselves and the individuals we are supporting, we demonstrate sustainability – on an individual and a project level. We are running a market garden specialising in growing salads, and a CSA box scheme. We run NVQs in horticulture and conservation, (construction, enterprise, catering and woodland management starting shortly) with our partner organisations City of Bristol College and Next Step. We are members of the Wholesome Food Association, the CIC association, and the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens. We are accredited by Social Enterprise Mark and the Wholesome Food Association. We are always looking for volunteers and supporters. The Severn Project seeks to replicate throughout the UK.