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Community Garden


Image credit: Jason Hynes Photography

Every Thursday from 2.00pm to 4.00pm

We are working collaboratively with Middlesbrough Environment City and Investing in People and Culture (IPC) to create a community garden in the centre of Middlesbrough, a space where different groups, particularly those from marginalised communities can come together to socialise and learn new skills.

The new garden is a development of our current grassed space which sits adjacent to the building in Centre Square, Middlesbrough. We hope to see it transformed into a vibrant space filled with flowers and home-grown vegetables, food which will then be enjoyed as part of shared meals prepared by our team from the new café The Smeltery, headed up by artist Luke Harding from The Waiting Room.

We want to gradually develop a social space where our community, all people, from school children through to those living with dementia, can learn about horticulture, nutrition and wellbeing. The project puts the belief that art can be a tool for social change into action and it is hoped that the garden will become established as a peaceful and special place for everyone to enjoy and a site to host classes and sociable gatherings.




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