We cover an approx 1 acre site in an urban deprived area of Halifax, West Yorkshire where we grow produce and provide a natural play area and Community space centred around a straw-bale kitchen where food can be cooked and meetings held.
Groups that use our project include local schools, local Community groups and individuals. We also have a regular and active volunteer programme.
We are part of Halifax Opportunities Trust
Facilities: Volunteering, Shop, Community space for hire, Picnic area, Play area, 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
The site is usually open every Thursdays from 10-3,please contact to check we're open
By road , we are on Lightowler Road, Halifax HX1 5NB next to the Jubilee Children's Centre.
The nearest train station is Halifax or a short walk from bus routes to Pellon Lane or Kings Cross(approx 0.5 miles)
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 09:00 to Friday, March 31, 2023 - 17:00
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