“This Garden is our little sanctuary”
Healthy Soil – Healthy Food – Healthy Minds
Our allotment in Chorlton is our contribution to urban food production. Volunteering and supported activities at the plot provide multiple mental and physical health benefits. While our impressive allotment yield helps sustain the increasing demand for our food services and food related mental health projects.
We believe in working with the community and our allotment project uses growing activities to reconnect people with food production, nature and one another.
Our purpose is to support mental health, boost nutrition and provide access to sustainably produced fruit and vegetable crops. With our allotment space, we have developed an ecological way to tackle food insecurity with our community.
Spending time at our allotment provides positive short-term and long-term health outcomes and improves social capital. The feedback given has been increased neighbourhood attachment, reduced isolation and loneliness, and boosted confidence. We all have fun and learn new skills.
“Honestly, I can’t express how important this space is to me”
We always need help, so if you share our vision and values, please get in touch with us about volunteering your time. We also provide opportunities to take part in local gleaning activities.
We would like local growers to consider our growing pledge to support us. Find out more here.
The garden is an inclusive and accessible space, and along with volunteering opportunities we offer specialised supported placements for people who may need a bit of extra help recovering after a period of mental illness, crisis or difficulty. More information can be found here.
We have future plans to expand the space and include sensory areas, hedgehog houses, wildlife and a pond area.