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Belfield/Rothwell Gardening Project

 Belfield/Rothwell Gardening project

Introduction
Belfield/Rothwell Project was born from a group of local residents called Incredible Edibles Accrington. At a meeting on 4th May 2010, twelve people met and highlighted the ground in between Belfield and Rothwell Avenue as ground that they would like to use as a community garden.
At that meeting it was decided to canvas the local community to see if this was an idea that local residents would like to get involved in. The local community have been very supportive along with Hyndburn Homes who agreed for us to use the land.

Our projects aims are to

  • Provide children with the opportunity to learn the basic skills for growing and preparing sustainable food
  • Educate the whole family on food growing
  • Involve Lancashire County Council in free food growing classes for all
  • Motivate and inspire the local community to grow food
  • Reduce the carbon footprint from producer to consumer
  • Encourage and educate on a healthier lifestyle
  • Create a space for people to recover and recuperate form illness
  • Create educational events about environmental issues
  • Create a wildlife area and demonstrate its importance in growing food i.e. flowers, bees and the pollination of trees
  • Create a community spirit
  • Host seed and plant swapping events
  • Host tasting sessions and a host of other interesting fun events

 

 

 

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Additional notes about the event:

  •  All Facilitating members of the project committee will have been subject to the relevant CRB checks.
  • For the purposes of public liability insurance - all children would need to be supervised at all times
  • H&S risk assessments will be completed and available to view prior to the dig
  • We have a variety of gardening tools
  • Competitive sponsored dig between participating schools with a range of prizes
  • sponsorship will be based for how many hours/minutes participants dig
  • We will have raised beds with easy turnable soil for the younger children to get involved

 

We are supported by:

  • The Prospects Foundation
  • Hyndburn Homes
  • Hyndburn Borough Council
  • Lancashire County Council and
  • Woodnook Residents Association