Whitaker Park in Rawtenstall Lancashire is where we have our first Incredible Edible Community Garden. We currently have a huge walled garden with fruit, vegetables and herbs available for the general public to plant, grow and pick. In 2012, we won a Level 5 Award from North West In Bloom (RHS It's Your Neighbourhood) and were described as 'Outstanding'!
We would like to develop an adjoining disused animal enclosure into a family area with picnic tables, bird tables/boxes and fruit trees. The area will be maintained by the general public.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
Aside from developing the award winning site, it will encourage people to come outdoors to a lovely park, visit Rossendale Museum (less than 50 metres away), and, watch wild birds whilst learning about fresh produce. Hopefully, people will eat food from the gardens whilst enjoying their seat!
Steps to get it done:
About the space
Disused animal enclosure adj to our Community plot
Rossendale Borough Council