Using outdoor spaces to bring people together; it’s what we do at Pennine Lancashire Community Farm, so community garden spaces are essential to our work. We operate eight sites across Lancashire, places where people take part in outdoor activities such as gardening, conservation, landscaping and natural crafts. A number of these sites are well established, […]
‘A bad tree does not yield good apples.’ – Danish proverb Last year Pennine Lancashire Community Farm appointed Rana as a peer to peer support worker to help build connections between the Farm and the community, hence facilitating the usage of the available outdoor spaces. Rana is dedicated and enthusiastic about her gardening and her […]
Pennine Lancashire Community Farm is a delivery partner in the Changing Futures project in Lancashire which is part of the nationwide Building Better Opportunities scheme which brings together funding from the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund (ESF) to help tackle the poverty and social exclusion faced by the most disadvantaged people in England. The project […]
There’s a big difference between an uninterested gardener and a master of horticulture. You know what it is? A master horticulturalist pays attention to the details. It’s not always an innate quality. By sheer hard work, constant research, an investment in time, and consistent habits he or she fosters growth in ways an uninterested gardener […]
To demonstrate the work we do and measure something of it’s effectiveness, we produce an annual Social Impact report, for 2017 we have produced this video summary.
Here at our March St community gardens we have recently had a new natural stone bed constructed by the entrance. Our Wednesday Horticulture group was tasked with planting up the bed to create an attractive display that would also be in-keeping with our ethos. We decided that the theme for the display would be ‘lets […]
Part of the ethos of Pennine Lancashire Community Farm is constantly trying to support and enable our volunteers to develop and grow according to their needs and that of the society around them. This fits into our central Step into Employment Program which incorporates: Step One — Ecotherapy. This is the broad term we use […]
Last week we had the pleasure of helping the Rotary Club’s Crocus Campaign who are one of the leading international fundraisers for the End Polio Now Campaign. Since 2012 Rotary Crocuses have raised around £1,200,000 and been distributed in 15 countries. So, with the help of our volunteers, students from Burnley College and staff, we planted the bulbs. Simon Goff, Head […]