Arkwright Meadows Community Gardens was created by local people from a wasteland. It had over 7,000 visits last year. Its activities can be summed up as HEART:
· Horticulture/ healthy food: grow produce for sale to the community.
· Education: an educational resource for school children and wider community, focussing on horticulture, the environment and healthy eating.
· Activities and volunteering: put on a range of horticultural based activities and foster volunteering as a valued and worthwhile activity. ·
Recreation: be a place to work, rest and play, where events celebrate the community’s cultural diversity.
· Training: Provide vocational training in horticulture, including apprenticeships.
Arkwright Meadows Community (AMC) Gardens is a green space in the inner city where local people run and participate in community activities and grow organic produce. We have over 50 regular volunteers helping cultivate the Gardens and deliver its activities. In the last year, over 7,000 people visited to grow or buy produce, learn about the environment and enjoy this oasis. We specialise in world foods reflecting the diverse diets of local people. We educate children about the environment, train adults in horticulture, host health activities and deliver a range of events that are managed and reflect our surrounding community.
Facilities: Volunteering, Shop, Community space for hire, Picnic area, Play activities, Holiday activities, Wildlife area, Sustainable/Green building on site
Open to the public?Yes
Open to the public - details: Variable opening hours/pre-arranged visits/events or open days only
Winter 10-4, Tues - Sat
Summer 12-6 Tues - Sat
Details of livestock and rare breeds kept:
Poultry (chickens, ducks)
Nottingham Station: Ten minutes walk. Head into Meadows Area by Sheriffs Way. Pass Bridgeway Shopping Centre on the left and go straight on at the mini roundabout. Continue straight on to Wilford Grove and take the first left into Kirkby Gardens (Meadows SureStart Children's Centre is on the corner). The gardens are on the right next to Children centre.
Bus: No's 46 and 11 from Nottingham City Centre - get off at the Bridgeway Centre and follow directions as above.
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