Canterbury Oast Trust manages a nursery and a growing area for plants and vegetables within the Ashford Rare Breeds Centre. Additionally, there is a Plant Shop where what is grown is sold to the public. Adults with learning disabilities can volunteer at the nursery and develops skills and knowledge in:
- Looking after plants and controlling weeds
- Understanding how to prepare to plant at different times of the year
- Working as part of a team
- Helping members of the public
The volunteers can work towards an accreditation from City and Guilds.