Trackside - Bath Place

by Derrick Knight in Bath Place, Warwickshire, England

Trackside - Bath Place
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Trackside in Leamington Spa will convert a disused railway viaduct in Bath Place into a community energy and local food growing project.

by Derrick Knight in Bath Place, Warwickshire, England

In the heart of Leamington Old Town stands a disused railway viaduct that  hasn’t carried a train for almost a hundred years. The  most frequent visitors to it in that time have been birds. Most of the human  population barely notice it. We believe that this piece of Victorian railway  history could now become a major community feature and resource, bringing an exciting and innovative project to this Warwickshire town, that owes its growth to  Queen Victoria herself. 

The 'Trackside' project at Bath Place in Leamington Spa will convert the top of this disused railway viaduct into a community energy and local food growing project. 

Solar PV panels and a revolutionary waste to energy technology will power the classroom, kitchen and Keder greenhouse. Associated garden craft workshops will provide back to work employment for disadvantaged adults, recycling unwanted pallets into well crafted planters for creating community garden compost boxes and raised beds.

Our team now also need many more portable garden planters to take fruit and vegetable gardens into the community.

A covered, straw bale lined classroom / workshop on the Trackside viaduct will support planter construction, fruit and vegetable planting and will provide back to work skills and experience and an enjoyable indoor / outdoor activity. 

The efficient Keder greenhouse will provide growing space for raising  and  nurturing seedlings for the growing area on the viaduct and to supply the Leamington Spa Incredible Edible town gardens with plants. As the project develops through 2018 we expect to expand the food growing in the Keder greenhouse and even develop food preparation training.

Contributing to an exciting and resilient 2018 for Leamington Spa.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

Local honey.

Pledge £10 and claim a free jar of local honey.

£20 or more

Thank you plaque.

Your name added to the thank you wall at Trackside.

£30 or more

Guided visit

Enjoy a guided visit at Trackside, learn about our plans and progress so far, add your name to the thank you wall and join us for lunch.

£50 or more

Rustic woodwork workshop

Enjoy a guided visit at Trackside, learn about our plans and progress so far, take part in a rustic wood working workshop, add your name to the thank you wall and join us for lunch.

£70 or more

Straw bale building workshop

Enjoy a guided visit at Trackside, learn about our plans and progress so far, take part in a straw bale building workshop, add your name to the thank you wall, and join us for lunch.

Let's make 'Trackside - Bath Place' happen