Originally the Woodhouse Community Garden Project was a partnership between the Woodhouse and District Community Forum (WDCF), the Salvation Army, Woodhouse Business and Sheffield City Council. Today the project is supported by the WDCF and managed by volunteers.
The ground was originally a disused allotment, off Victoria Road, that had become a ‘fly tip’.
Extensive work has been put into the site with much of the work completed by local people. Since January 2013 more than fifty young people have been involved in the project as well as the ‘Men in Shed’ project, which worked specifically with elderly isolated men.
We are constantly looking for new volunteers; 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 Gardens surroundings. The Garden gives individuals the chance to meet others and also provides a place to relax - giving people the chance to get out and enjoy the peace and quiet of the Garden and meet like-minded people. This Project is for anyone who feels they can benefit from spending time on this unique venture. During the growing seasons we sell our produce in the Woodhouse library and the proceeds going back in to the Project.
The Garden has been planned to help with education based activities. There is a section for mini beast and local wildlife. Also set out in our plans is to share and show parents and children how fruit and vegetables are grow. We hope this will demonstrate the importance of healthy eating. We also grow and cultivate flowering plants to transfer into planters placed around the local community. We are in partnerships with schools and local nurseries who have been invited to take part in our activity.
Garden Project Opening Times:
Tuesday 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Thursday – 10:00am - 1:00pm
Sunday 10:00am – 2:00pm
Location: Victoria Allotments, off Sheffield Road, Woodhouse.
We have a number of volunteers 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 Richard Heeley at Woodhouse Library 0114 2692607 and leave a message with your contact details.