Making it happen in the great outdoors

Making it happen in the great outdoors

By Admin | 25/05/2021

Making it happen in the great outdoors


THE seeds have been sown for a new community art garden and volunteers are needed to help it grow.

The Greasbrough Community Allotment and Art Garden is being run by social enterprise project, Artful Make It Happen.

The allotment, near Scrooby Street, is being transformed into an accessible outdoor space which will include an outdoor classroom and kitchen — complete with a pizza oven!

The allotment became possible though initial funding from the NHS Clinical Commissioning group.

A group of volunteers and the South Yorkshire CRC Community Payback team have been working hard to get the plot up to a good standard ready for groups and individuals to get involved.

The site will be wheelchair accessible and public open days are in the pipeline.

Artful artistic director Vicky Hilton said: “We are looking for local people with roots in the Wingfield ward to get involved in our community allotment and gardens.

“If you have any spare time and feel like you can contribute to helping your local community grow, get in touch.”

The allotment will offer a space to socialise in a socially distant way, training and development opportunities, health and wellbeing benefits, and eventually — fresh fruit and vegetables.

“This is a new community venture and we will be looking for volunteers and partners to get involved and make it a success,” said Vicky.

“We will be working with primary and high schools, running Saturday clubs, summer holiday clubs, dads and lads Sunday sessions — even poetry and open mic events.”

All sessions are outdoors and educational and include hot beverages and snacks.

If you would like to get involved, donate items or share your time and skills, email or call 07565 287668 to find out more.