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The Green Patch

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Here's a list of projects we are trying to get funding for to make the Green patch an ever more extraordinary environmental project and community hub.

If you are a local buiness, philanthropist or fund that can fund aven a portion of these projects, we would be very keen on speaking with you! We return support our funders and supporters with publicity on our social media profiles, plaques commemorating support and certificates of thanks.

New development

Green Patch Bike

Get a bike with either a basket, paneas and or trailer for movement of local materials and staff to and from office, and distribution of food to food banks in Kettering year round.

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New development

Buy some Epi Pens

We need to know we can treat people at the Green Patch in case of extreme allergic reaction to insect stings. A supply and training in use of Epi Pens would be ideal.

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New development

Workshops program

We successfully ran three Calendula lip balm making workshops last year that were very popular with volunteers and brought in many members of the public who like the Green Patch. We want to run a series of these kinds of workshops ongoingly as a permanent program.

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New development

Bat boxes

We have a lovely Sycamore tree that seems a nice spot for a bat box, or an owl box, or both.

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Upgrade

Bee hives

We have an excellent bee area at the bottom end of the Green Patch with it's own lockable beekeepers shed and some bee keeping materials. We have one colony by would like to develop this project extensively.

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New development

Bicycle stands

We have a lot of visitors, volunteers and staff using bike to travel to the Green Patch. To date, we've never had a designated for parking bikes within the patch, which leads to bikes as a hazard being left at random and often inappropriate locations.

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New development

Wild berry area

A new garden focused on cultivated and wild berries to support the veg box scheme with an forest/perennial/wild section with under-plantings to further support our food systems and develop the educational potential of the Green Patch.

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