Gardening and growing is good for everyone’s mental health
You could help out at a community garden or park in your neighbourhood. Or at a hospice or residential home. Here are some ideas, but please contact us for more.
Kenmore Care Home (run by Leonard Cheshire) – in Cleckheaton, needs a couple of volunteers to keep their gardens in good shape. Kenmore is home to almost thirty physically disabled adults.
Denby Dale Cricket Club would love a helping hand with keeping their grounds tidy and attractive.
Community allotment projects:
Paddock Trust – meet on Mondays and Wednesdays 1-3 pm at the Branch Street site, off Heaton Fold Lane, Paddock, Huddersfield. Click here for a great slideshow on how the site was revived.
No skills needed! Just an interest in growing stuff. Please turn up at the site and ask for Diane who will explain all. Raised beds mean people can work without bending, hot drinks available. You can park next to the gate and the site is wheelchair accessible. Everybody is welcome!
Clare House in Huddersfield offers people who are homeless a chance to get off the streets and start rebuilding their lives. Could you work alongside vulnerable adults to create a thriving allotment? Allotment volunteers needed on a Monday and Thursday afternoon. Find out more
Drop-by gardening! help keep our green spaces looking lush – join The Great Outdoors project in monthly tidy-ups of community areas. Community Workdays are the first Tuesday of the month from 10.30am to 1.30pm. Just turn up and go guerilla gardening! Meet at Support to Recovery’s Create Space, 7 – 9 Brook Street, Huddersfield, HD1 1EB. To contact Support to Recovery click here.
Peace Pit Growers meet Mondays 10.30am to 2.30pm (please offer at least 30 mins of time). They have an allotment space with a poly tunnel. Peace Pit Lane, From Old Field House Lane, off Leeds Road, Huddersfield HD2. To contact Support to Recovery click here.