• Woodwork and conservation work at the Growth Project Rochdale

    We take anyone throughout the borough who is referred through Mind as long as the person is physically able to work with wood and complete conservation activities . Our site is central to the town centre and is over an acre in size we grow all our own food, which is taken from seed to table. Everything on the site has been built by our service users including a straw bale building, a wood working station, bat boxes, bird boxes, raised beds, paths, willow structures and composting facilities. Our service users decide on the projects they would like to complete and then we help them design and build, however, everyone also works on the site to keep it up to scratch horticulturally.

    Contact for further details: Rochdale and District Mind
    Contact phone number: 01706 752 336

    Day: Wednesday, Thursday
    Time: 10-4pm
    Frequency: Weekly
    Cost: Free

    Professional Referral: Yes
    Self Referral: No
    Accessible for disabled people: No
    Accessible for people with language needs:

    About the host organisation

    Hosted by: Hourglass Environment Ltd
    Organisation Profile:

    We are a partnership with Rochdale and District Mind who have been working at Kellett St Allotments for over 10 years working with people with mental health issues who grow and eat the vegetables produced on our site of over an acre. We are also part of Rochdale in Bloom and The national Garden Scheme. We take service users recommended via Mind to work on the allotments, who not only grow all the produce but have built the whole site including glass houses, a polytunnel, shelters, wood working environment and craft spaces. We are a not for profit organisation limited by guarantee, with 5 directors. Only one member of staff is paid one day a week all the rest of the work for the project is voluntary, we are currently partially funded through Rochdale public health and through our profit making organisation DistanceLearningCentre.com