Northfield Ecocentre has extensive experience working with communities to create thriving community gardens that allow people to share and develop food growing skills whilst enjoying a healthier diet and lifestyle and living alongside nature. The original Ecocentre garden is now run by a home-schooling network. Masefield and Allens Cross regularly win RHS awards at levels 4 and 5. Allens Cross also hosts Bee Mindful a beekeeping educational area. Our new community allotment at Coney Green Drive (plot 2) is engaging communities across Northfield and Longbridge.
We provide a range of opportunities for getting involved as a user, volunteer or partner. Find out about our regular sessions and one-off courses, workshops and events below.
For more information and to find out how we can help you, contact us firstname.lastname@example.org or 0121 4480119
Allens Cross Community Garden
We run regular ‘grow your own’ sessions at Allens Cross Community Centre on Tuesdays and Fridays 10am-3pm. For more information and to get in touch with them visit their website here and their facebook page here.
Masefield Community Garden
The site has a composting toilet, polytunnel, a fruit tree nursery and earth oven and holds regular events across the year as well as some our Green Generations projects. A regular session at Masefield Community Garden runs on Wednesdays 10am-1pm with the Friends group. Visit the Masefield Community Garden facebook page here.
Move More Eat Well & Coney Green Drive Allotments
Between 2016 and 2018 we are running a number of courses, support schemes and sessions for the communities of Longbridge, Northfield, Rubery and Cofton as part of the Move More Eat Well programme. Aimed at helping people feel healthier, we are offering ways to get active through growing your own food and learning more about healthy lifestyles through cooking and healthy eating sessions with community groups and childrens centres. We can also help groups set up their growing space as part of our Power2Grow scheme so get in touch with email@example.com or visit the Move More Eat Well site.
Bee Mindful was set up in 2017 with support from Central England Co-Operative and based at Allens Cross Community Centre Gardens. The project demonstrates natural bee-keeping and aims to teach school children about bees and other pollinators and their connection to what we grow in the garden and eat. Visit the Bee Mindful facebook page here.
For more information or to book a session contact Jackie Careless on 0121 448 0119 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org