Residents Get Growing

Residents Get Growing

Residents and the Jigsaw Homes Neighbourhood Engagement team have had their trowels at the ready to get stuck into a number of gardening projects throughout Jigsaw’s communities.

In Manchester, volunteers at Moss Side Allotments managed to grow 300kg of food worth £1600 – equivalent to 2500 meals for the local community. The group also increased their water catchment which has helped them to produce their own compost and keep the soil healthy.

Residents in Miles Platting have also ensured that Holland Street Community Garden is thriving with fresh peas, carrots, strawberries and raspberries ripe and ready to eat.

Buttermere Community Centre in Chorley is also sprouting into life thanks to a four week gardening project with the Reception class of Gilibrand School, Neighbourhood Engagement Officer Tracy Townson and Victoria Holden of Northern Lily. The children learned how to make a wildflower seed bombs, how to create a bug hotel and were able to transform old garden planters donated by Chorley Council.

In the Midlands, residents have been working hard to keep Bourne Mews allotment in Netherfield trimmed and tidy and have even entered the Netherfield and Conway in Bloom Garden Competition of 2022.

Residents in Tameside have also entered the North West in Bloom gardening competition. Central Community Garden in Dukinfield and Acresfield Community Garden in Hyde are both hoping to showcase their sustainable space transformations.

Gorsey Garden in Ashton can also expect a revamp thanks to a visit from Casey Group as part of their social value project. Together with the HIT Squad and community volunteers, the garden will soon be a flourishing space for residents to rejuvenate and enjoy.