Shekinah Grow, Paignton


Shekinah Grow is a therapeutic land-based service, set in the outskirts of Paignton.  Shekinah Grow sits within the rolling hills of the valley, nestled next to Occombe Valley woodland.

We offer a space for individuals to connect with nature, learn new skills, and sometimes, just be.  We encourage individuals through structured programmes to gain and retain hope, to understand abilities and disabilities, to engage in an active life, gain personal autonomy, social identity, to have meaning and purpose in life, and a positive sense of self.

We are proactive in offering a structured approach to enhance the 5 areas of wellbeing, that is to connect, be active, take notice, learn and to give.  This is actively facilitated through working the land and wildlife initiatives, we balance practical, creative, and theoretical activities to engage individuals with the holistic benefits of being in nature and learning about our wild world using the natural resources available to us.

Our accredited courses in horticulture and forestry, offer a fantastic pathway in learning more about a hobby, gaining the skills and qualifications to develop your career, or simply to learn to grow your food using organic principles.  Our forestry course and workshops encourage learners to develop their knowledge of ‘all things trees’, incorporating the traditional crafts of hedge laying, and coppicing.

We also offer a variety of workshops to celebrate traditional skills such as green woodwork, traditional fire making, and natural crafts such as leaf art.  We also love to embrace our inner creativity with workshops such as floristry, wreath making, and stone painting.

In this ever-changing and busy world, we appreciate the serenity, peace, and that ‘community feeling’ at Shekinah Grow, ensuring we have sessions such as ‘Grow Social – Just Be’, campfire book club, and our coffee and quiz mornings.

Please click on the following link for Shekinah Grow Spring Schedule 2022. If you are interested in attending please email to book your spot.

We adore the wildlife that we share our site with, and the regulars on our wildlife cameras are foxes, badgers, our resident pheasant, and lots of rabbits.  We are fortunate to have 8 bee hives on site to assist us in pollination.  We complete regular ecological surveys and citizen science initiatives, to ensure we are retaining an ecological balance in all the activities we facilitate.

We have areas available for hire to services, businesses, and groups.  Including selected ‘raised beds’ for growing.

Facilities Include: The Log Cabin, Linhay (open barn), Summer House and decking, and toilets.

For more information on Shekinah Grow please click on the following document: Shekinah Grow Information

As mentioned above we are delighted to announce that we can now offer veg beds for rental by services and groups.  Rental includes access to tools, water and toilet facilities with expert ‘growing’ guidance by staff on site.

If you would like further information on booking a veg bed please click here: Rent a veg bed.

For more information on the wonderful spaces for hire, please click the link below.  These spaces can be used in a variety of different ways and include a pond and fire pit!

For more information please click here: Rent a space


You can access our services by calling or emailing us using the details listed below. You can also find us at:

Preston Down Road

01803 559201

Email (Jo Bailey, Project Co-ordinator)

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If you are experiencing some form of homelessness, need to speak with us about any of the training courses we run or another form of support you think we can help you with, please get in touch.

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