In our increasingly urbanised and techno world we live in many have forgotten about the green space around us, something that was brought to my attention by one of our trustees recently who, when asked why he continued to live in Burnley instead of returning to his West Midlands roots, said, “being within 10 minutes […]
“The joy of learning is as indispensable in study as breathing is to running.” – Simone Weil Learning has to be about fun, for tutor and student alike, something which is too often neglected in an age where economics and management targets increasingly dominate formal education. In May we ran a Lawnmower course, in partnership […]
Szefei / www.shutterstock.com Philip Donkersley, Lancaster University Pollinating insects like bees, butterflies and flies have had a rough time of late. A broad library of evidence suggests there has been a widespread decline in their abundance and diversity since the 1950s. This matters because such insects are critical both for the reproduction of wild […]
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.