The STC Schools project is based at the centre and was initially set-up with funds from Selby District Leader+. The project involves local primary schools visiting the centre 3-4 times per year and growing crops on their own allotments at STC. Gardening and growing clubs from local schools also visit to learn more about horticulture and undertake a range of activities. Habitats, conservation and pond-dipping activities are very popular.
The company sees an important role in helping re-connect the public with food production and also in promoting the benefits of eating more fruit and vegetables. As part of this commitment STC holds regular open days for members of the public to view current trials and commercial growing practices. STC also undertakes a project called "Discovering Our Countryside", whereby the world of farming and the countryside is taken directly into the classroom by means of videos and personalised visits.