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Craig's Community Centre volunteers gardening

Could you help grow Stockbridge’s community garden?

by Gemma Melling

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for volunteers to get involved in helping plant and bring to life a community garden in Stockbridge Village.

The community garden at Craig’s Community Centre, Little Moss Hey, is currently undergoing a renovation led by Knowsley’s Incredible Edible community growing project and the team is eager for the local community to get involved.

Could you get involved with the community garden?

Everyone is welcome from complete novices to experienced gardeners, as well as people of all ages including families with young children through to older residents.

The community space will allow everyone who gets involved to develop their gardening and  growing skills while enjoying being outdoors and spending time with other people cultivating the plot.

The Incredible Edible garden project at Craig’s Community Centre is supported by Knowsley Council’s Green Spaces Team and is being delivered as part of Public Health’s new ‘10 Ways to Wellbeing’ campaign, designed to help residents look after their everyday wellbeing.

Volunteering is rewarding and good for your wellbeing

Cllr Sean Donnelly, Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care, said:

“I’d encourage as many people as possible to get involved with what promises to be a fantastic project at the Craig’s Community Centre. Volunteering can give you such a sense of purpose while planting and growing foods is so rewarding and has a proven positive impact on your mood and sense of wellbeing.

“With help from local people Incredible Edible has already successfully transformed the outside area at Huyton Resource Centre and it’s now a source of healthy foods. I can’t wait to see what the people of Stockbridge are going to achieve at the Craig’s Community Centre!”

What is ’10 Ways to Wellbeing’

The ‘10 Ways’ campaign advocates simple actions and activities which if done regularly can make a real difference to how you feel and cope with the stresses and demands of life. Incredible Edible complements this perfectly by encouraging people to come together to learn a new skill – growing their own fruit and vegetables – as they socialise with others while working together in the natural environment.

If you would like to get involved come and see the Incredible Edible team and volunteers at the garden every Friday between 2pm and 8pm until end of November 2019. You can also visit the garden every day of the week between 9am and 8pm. You can contact Karen Mower, Incredible Edible Knowsley, on 07925 529585 or email karen.mower@knowsleycommunityhub.co.uk.