I became involved with the Mirfield Road community project this year, however the team who built the community gardens (from an old garage site) have been hard at work for the past ten years, constantly improving the space and catering for all in our local neighborhood.
Mirfield Road Gardens is an RHS Gold Award winning (10 years running), self-funding and voluntary project aimed at providing unrestricted access to green space in Blackley, Manchester. We also featured on the recent Channel 4 TV show aired on the 8th August concerning council housing and community welfare.
Our team pride ourselves on supporting unrestricted and municipal access to all in our community and embark on collective decision-making, supporting the efforts of others who share our vision of building stable local communities.
We are now currently looking at embarking on our next project and really need your help.
We would like to build a secure and warm place to provide coffee mornings to the elderly and vulnerable. The new space will address the lack of communal meeting places in our district and will go a huge distance in building community relations.
At present we run many scheduled workshops with our local authorities to improve socialising, nutritional awareness and to promote healthy eating habits. We also encourage home gardening, providing a huge variety of fresh, organic produce free of charge.
As anyone can appreciate, being self-funding provides great obstacles and hurdles as we are limited to donations and small funds and therefore must rely largely on the good-will and generosity of others.
We are currently trying to rase around £3000 to build a all year round coffee morning cabin for anyone who wishes to drop in and any help you can provide would be massivly appreciated by all who work and visit our gardens.