KIND was founded in 1975 to help disadvantaged children, young people and families from across Liverpool. Over the last 40 years the charity has worked with disadvantaged children aged 5-16 and their families helping them to overcome disadvantage; improve their self-confidence, develop their education and skills through tailor-made activities.
At Kind, as well as modern classroom facilities, there is a training kitchen to develop cooking skills using produce from the garden. The garden has a range of plant life, a wildlife pond and a kitchen garden allotment managed by a full-time gardener. Here, children can explore and learn about plant life and garden inhabitants and how to grow your own vegetables.
The SEED Centre teaching facility which opened in 2008, is a fit for purpose ‘green’ building, constructed using recycled materials from sustainable sources and brings learning to life. Photo voltaic cells and solar panels provide electricity, rainwater is collected for re-use in the centre and garden, and a small energy generating wind turbine are just a few examples of how the Centre can show children practical environmental sustainability under one roof.