The Blooming Marvellous Garden – Allotment
The Blooming Marvellous Garden is part of our outreach into the Crag area of Shipley. We offer a weekly drop in session for local people interested in getting together to grow fruit and vegetables and enjoy improving a piece of land in their community.
Flower Power was launched this year offering attendees of the programme training in a social enterprise model of business. Participants are producing hanging baskets and creative craft items for sale in the community.
By increasing knowledge of where food comes from we are also able to increase confidence in growing food, and in trying new fruit and vegetables. Visits to the allotment site also provide an opportunity for gentle exercise and social interaction, leading to increased sense of wellbeing.
71% of people attending the community garden now eat more fruit and vegetables as part of their diet
If you would like more information about how to get involved or are from a school, community group or other organisation and are interested in setting up your own sessions please Contact Us