Appleby Edibles have been working on this site since 2013, developing it into a thriving community growing space with 18 members from a range of backgrounds, ages, and mental and physical health challenges. The AE site at AHC gives residents of Appleby an opportunity to develop skills and share expertise, in an informal and relaxed environment, on ‘allotment space’ lacking elsewhere in the local community and also more formal accreditation in outdoor education such as an Introduction to Permaculture in the School Holidays and City and Guilds Entry Level Horticulture.
Based on ecological and sustainable principles, connecting people & place through practical gardening sessions. Workshops in kitchen gardening and supported sessions in basic practical horticulture, aesthetic design and design for sustainability, waste management, growing for food, for wildlife biodiversity and wellbeing, transferable for any small domestic spaces and larger public or private projects.
Raising awareness of all aspects of sustainable growing and the use of plants; Seeds, food, drinks, medicine, dyes, fibres, cosmetics, household use, textiles, decoration and structures. Encouraging wellbeing & healthy lifestyles, we are also Dementia friendly.
Facilities: Volunteering, Community space for hire, Picnic area, Community recycling/composting, 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
Tuesday mornings 10am -12 and last Saturday of the Month afternoon and early evenings.
The site is currently being prepared for public access in Spring 2021. Please watch this space!
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...
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 00:00 to Wednesday, June 30, 2021 - 00:00
Applications are now open for this year's European Gardeniser Pro Online Training Course
If you work within the community gardening or farming sector and want to broaden your skills, this comprehensive course could be just what you are looking for...
Members webinar: Growing Connections with Schools
What: A webinar for any member looking to work with schools in your local area.
When: Tuesday 20th April, 13:30 - 14:30
What to expect on the day:
The webinar will be delivered by Heidi Seary (SF...
A new Natural England-funded project to demonstrate the enormous benefits of outdoor learning to children and develop a model(s) of using ‘hub’ schools to support and deliver teacher training, is now available.
The project, which is funded by...
This year we are very pleased to be working with and receiving funding from the the Hilden Charitable Fund to run the Children's Summer Activities Programme. This opportunity will replace Hilden Charitable Fund’s annual Playscheme...
Cylch Cnydau: Llywodraeth Cymru yn ariannu'r gwaith o gyflenwi a gosod systemau Amaethyddiaeth yr Amgylchedd a Reolir ar gyfer arddangos manteision cymunedol ar draws 4 safle yng Nghymru
Mae Amaethyddiaeth yr Amgylchedd a...
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...
Social Farms & Gardens has contributed to a Defra consultation on the future of food, farming and the environment in England, emphasising the role that city farms, care farms and community gardens already play in benefitting people and places -...