A community allotment based growing space which brings together young and old, teaching organic principles and sharing good, local produce among growers and the wider community. Poly-tunnel and raised beds for wheelchair accessible gardening. High Spen Community Association helps to oversee and run this project via an elected committee. The garden is run as a social enterprise company, which means any profit we make is put back into the local community and keeping the garden running through buying seeds, plants, equipment and training volunteers. We run community events throughout the year, such as a Christmas fayre, summer open day and pumpkin carving.
Open to the public?Yes
Open to the public - details: During opening times
Open Thursdays from 10am and weekends and evenings during summer.
Details of livestock and rare breeds kept:
Off the main road through High Spen. Take Bute Road South ( opposite Dovecote Residential Home) and the track to the allotment is on the left, through the gate, just as the road bends to the right. No. 65, 47 and 47a buses stop minutes from the site ( from Newcastle and Gateshead)
Wednesday, January 1, 2020 - 10:00 to Thursday, December 31, 2020 - 16:00
The Countryside Educational Visits Accreditation Scheme is a nationally recognised accreditation, the scheme offers training for individuals who are working – or plan to work – with groups of school children, young people or clients with additional...
Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 11:00 to Monday, August 31, 2020 - 16:00
SF&G have launched a series of online webinars designed to help members tackle the huge challenges arising from this crisis and to share best practice and inspiration from around the country.
Themes are based on what members told us were the...
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 09:00 to Friday, March 31, 2023 - 17:00
Growing Care Farming: National, Regional and Online events
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A new report produced by FCFCG shows that involvement in community growing can act as a ‘powerful tool’ to help vulnerable people, bring communities together and encourage people to adopt greener and healthier behaviours.
FCFCG has produced a...
Wales ‘grows for it’ with £130,000 investment in more allotments - Welsh Allotment Regeneration Initiative
A new support package designed to increase allotments in areas of Wales where they most needed has been announced today by Social Farms...
We’re celebrating 40 years of supporting communities to farm, garden and grow together. This is your chance to recognise the local groups and organisations that are improving the health and wellbeing of individuals, communities and the environment...