GreenFingers Allotment Project – These are crops that have been planted and cared for so far in The Foxton Centre’s allotment in 2012 by our Green Fingers project.
The Green Fingers Allotment project is a volunteer and service user led project, which aims to encourage the development of life skills, encourage community involvement and improve health and well being.
The project offers an opportunity to learn how to grow healthy, fresh organic produce. Those involved can grow traditional British varieties such as apples, plums, potatoes, carrots and herbs, as well as more exotic vegetables. All produce is used by those involved in the allotment project or prepared and used by the local community with the Nutrition & Life Skills Worker in the Health 4all Community Cafe Plus.
The allotment is also used by many of the volunteers as a green, quiet space in which they have the opportunity to take time out from their everyday lives, socialise and get involved in a positive activity.
The project has worked in partnership with TWL training and the Lancashire Wildlife Trust to recruit volunteers and deliver training.
Appropriate clothing and footwear can be loaned from The Foxton Centre for these sessions and shower facilities at The Foxton Centre used following the session.
Lunch and refreshments are provided at the allotment.