MP Norman Baker opens classroom at Seaford Community Garden

A classroom at Seaford Community Garden was officially opened by Lewes MP Norman Baker.

Money for the classroom was provided by the Keith Baker Trust, set up after the death of Seaford physics teacher Keith Baker.

One of the aims of the garden project is to offer everyone the opportunity to learn new skills while working on something positive for their community – as well as enjoying all the physical, mental and emotional benefits of gardening.

Spokesperson for the community garden, Andrea Hargeaves said: “In 2012 Seaford Community Garden was thrilled to receive a very substantial donation from the Keith Baker Trust with which to purchase a classroom.

“The classroom will enable the Community Garden to offer a more formal educational component to the project with workshops and short courses run by volunteers as well as to display information.”

The classroom was officially opened on Saturday October 12 by the MP, who unveiled a plaque commemorating Keith’s help.

All work in the garden is voluntary, with individuals of all ages and all levels of ability and gardening experience taking part.

Keith worked as a weather forecaster at the Meteorological Office and was a highly successful investor, supporting numerous charities.

After his death in 2007 the remaining capital was used to lay the foundations for the “Keith Baker Trust” which has continued his charitable work.