The Woodhouse Community Garden Project is a partnership between Woodhouse and District Community Forum, the Salvation Army, Woodhouse Corps and Sheffield City Council.
The ground was originally a disused allotment that had become a ‘fly tip’. As you will see from the images. Extensive work has been put into the site with much of the work completed by local people. Since January 2013, Forty two young people have been involved as well as the Men in Shed project which worked specifically with elderly isolated men.
We now have ‘Dig and Natter’ and ‘Can you Dig It’ creating much valued projects for the whole community. You can contribute to your community with your practical skills, make new friends and experience the camaraderie of working with other people putting practical skills to good use and also share them with others. Try something new and learn new skills while supporting your local community and also learn about other activities and services in the area. The Community Garden Project is for Family, Friends and Individuals.
Our aim is to provide a safe and comfortable environment for the local community to come and enjoy. The garden will be set up to give individuals a chance to meet others and have a place to relax. This will also include other organisations to help serve the community of Woodhouse, giving people a chance to get out and enjoy the peace and quiet of the garden and meet likeminded people. This project is for anyone who feels they can benefit from spending time on this new, unique Project. Healthy Eating and Cooking on a Budget courses run by WDCF. In the coming months we will use what we have grown at the garden to run these sessions.
We will plan the Garden to help with education based activities. We will have a section for mini beast and local wildlife. Also set out in our plans is, to show parents and children how things grow. This can then show children the importance of healthy eating. Growing and cultivating plants and flowers to transfer into planters placed around the local community. Partnerships with schools and local nurseries have also been invited to take part in this activity.
Garden Project Opening Times:
Tuesday 10.00am – 2.00pm
Sunday 10.00am -2.00pm
Location: Victoria allotments off Sheffield Road, Woodhouse.
We have a number of individuals that work on the site. If you wish to come along to the Garden outside these times, why not contact us and arrange a suitable time.
Please telephone George McCusker at Woodhouse Library 0114 2692607.