Allotment Soup: the Isle of Walney Community Growing Space, Art Gene

Phone: 01229 825085
Address: Allotment Soup: Isle of Walney Community Growing Space
Mill Lane
Walney Island
LA14 3XX

Art Gene is an artist-led charity, involving communities in revisioning their social, natural and build environment. Allotment Soup is Art Gene's long-term project (since 2015) to establish the Isle of Walney Community Growing Space, on an acre of scrubland on Walney Island, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria.

Much more than just an allotment, the design of the site, interventions and actions on it are about growing food, habitats, new ideas and people – all simultaneously. The field is a site for play and social connection but also for environmental activism and strategic re-wilding of both local habitats and people.

We work with artists, naturalists and ecological designers to deliver expert-led events, from growing activities and species reintroduction, to overnight camping and outdoor cinema.

Facilities: Volunteering, Wildlife area
Open to the public? Yes
Open to the public - details: Variable opening hours/pre-arranged visits/events or open days only
Accessible? Yes
Has livestock? No