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The Green Patch

#CelebratingGreen Patch campaign

Grey Lindley (Manager)

55 weeks ago

The Groundwork Northamptonshire team

Green Patch, our award-winning community green space in Kettering, has been awarded Community Asset Status this month – a prestigious accolade that will help protect and prioritise its future.

To celebrate and to help attract even more visitors, volunteers and supporters, Groundwork Northamptonshire – the organisation which manages Green Patch – has unveiled a new #CelebratingGreenPatch campaign.

More than 4,400 people visited Green Patch in the last 12 months and every year the Green Patch team:

• Runs 1,500 specialist workshops and activities
• Cooks and prepares 530+ meals
• Prepares around 300 veg boxes
• Provides more than 2,000kg of food to the local community
• Soaks up 232.2kg of carbon thanks to its green roofs.
In case that hasn’t convinced you just how special this Kettering community green space truly is, welcome to our new campaign.

Over the coming weeks and months we will be shining a spotlight firmly on Green Patch - a thriving and essential community asset which makes a difference to the lives of hundreds of local people every week and is embedded in the fabric of the Kettering community.

Groundwork Northamptonshire has been managing and growing the Green Patch, just off where Valley Walk and Margaret Road meet, since 2007.

At Green Patch we host after-school clubs, adult volunteer days and community events and run a successful "veg box" scheme, providing the local community with fresh produce at an affordable cost.

We also have a multi-use building, polytunnels for growing produce, wildlife areas, a play area and orchards.

From today we will be sharing stories, photos, facts and stats.
We are asking you to get involved and support us. Here’s how:

• Take a peek at all our online stories and hear from our visitors, supporters and volunteers at http://greenpatch.org.uk/stories
• Follow us on social media and share our #CelebratingGreenPatch messages. Comment, interact and share your Green Patch highlights and memories.
• Visit Green Patch and take part in our projects. Get in touch
• Volunteer for us – Get in touch via our contact form
• Donate and fundraise – we are seeking additional funding for Green Patch.
• We are also keen to work with businesses that are seeking a CSR partner – do your volunteering hours with us, choose us as your charity of choice, hold your team days with us. Contact us via our contact form