The site of our 1.5 acre Community Garden is a disused playing field and is only 200 yards from the Pit Lane entrance on Hassock Lane South.
Volunteers will benefit from sharing knowledge of growing sustainable organic food and making healthy meals, caring for our environment, socialising and making new friends. Our aim is for any surplus food to be shared and donated to a local food bank and we also put produce into our Veg on the Hedge planter under the notice board for passers-by to help themselves to.
Our plans including adding a wildflower meadow, sensory garden, new hedgerow, forest garden, raised beds, large polytunnel, natural play area for children, a shelter, which enable us to hold more events at the garden and a wildlife pond to attract wildlife and promote biodiversity.
We would love to welcome members of the community anytime between 1 pm – 4 pm on Wednesdays and 10 am – 1 pm on Saturday mornings . Come down and join us, refreshments are provided and you will always be met by friendly faces and enthusiasm.
You can contact us here to find out more information on volunteering at the Community Garden.
As of Spring 2021 the Community Garden has its own dedicated Facebook page, you can follow us here.
ONE YEAR TRANSFORMATION!
Check out the progress we made in the first year of being on site by watching this lovely video and our special edition Newsletter which goes into more detail about how we have achieved the different projects and used permaculture and sustainable practices.
March 2021 has seen some key milestones achieved, with the formation of the huge Wildlife Pond and the building of our ‘Shed Quarters’, which gives us a beautiful sheltered space for socialising, talks and demonstrations.
Huge thanks to the Severn Trent Community Fund for their funding for the Wildlife Pond and Shed Quarters. Also to Long Eaton Sheds for their generosity and community spirit which has provided the community with such a fantastic, quality meeting space in Shed Quarters to use for talks, workshops and bringing people together.
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- Spring 2021 at Shipley Woodside Community GardenSpring has seen a flurry of activity at the Community Garden, sowing seeds, potting on plants, dividing perennials, painting wooden structures, turning the compost, mulching and making preparations for our first event ‘Greenfolk Festival’, which took place on the 29th May. The Garden has changed dramatically visually with the completion of the […]
- Winter at Shipley Woodside Community GardenThe polytunnel has proven to be a real asset this winter at the Garden. Volunteers have made raised beds, potting benches and staging ready for the growing season as well as providing shelter for donated furniture and soggy gardeners! The bee project is buzzing into action with willow screen planting and a […]
- December 2020 at the Community GardenAs we come to the end of the year, we look back at the progress made on the Garden and are immensely proud of what has been achieved by all of our members and volunteers. The feedback and support from the community has been incredible and means so much to us all. […]