A community garden available to local schools, community and disabled groups. The purpose of the garden is to introduce groups and individuals to basic gardening and growing skills, the benefits of healthy eating and growing your own food.We have a second community allotment with our friends in the Blackfyne Allotment Association and in addition to that they themslves have set up a third community allotment on their site.
Facilities: Volunteering, Community space for hire, Picnic area, Play area
Open to the public?Yes
Open to the public - details: Variable opening hours/pre-arranged visits/events or open days only
The site is within the park itself ,behind the Park Lodge. Access by car is from Laburnum Avenue to the car park adjacent to Consett and Blackhill Park.
We are well served by buses : TH X45 Consett to Newcastle service, the V9 Chopwell to Consett service and the V3/V4 Circular route all pass the park gates.
In addition we are on an optional part of the C2C cycle route.
Friday, January 1, 2021 - 09:00 to Friday, March 31, 2023 - 17:00
Training and networking for care farmers
A programme of national and regional events offered by the Growing Care Farming project. The programme includes regular themed webinars, network meetings, training courses and launch events for those working...
What: A chance for SF&G members - particularly new members - to gather virtually, build connections and share support ideas in a safe, encouraging environment.
Who: Any SF&G member
When: Tuesday 2nd March, 16:00 - 17:00,...
All Things Allotments! Online training in English via Zoom
Are you working with an allotment site in Wales and want to expand the potential of the site for everyone in the community? Come attend our 2 hour online training session to learn more about...
We are so pleased and excited to announce our 'Growing Teachers' training.
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We are all facing an unprecedented period of difficulty and disruption caused by the current coronavirus crisis. As the situation develops we want you to know that we are here. We have developed a dedicated Corona COVID -19 section of our website...
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The COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented global impact and we want to ensure we support our members, as we look forward to moving out of this difficult time.
We’ve developed a short survey that builds on the one we ran in April/May 2020, and...
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Researchers from Westminster and Essex universities questioned 269 gardeners and non-gardeners with the former describing their feelings before...