Herdings food growers project

The Herdings Food Growers project takes place at our lovely garden at Herdings community and Heritage Centre (HCHC) on Morland Road. We have a large poly tunnel, raised beds and a small orchard and we grow a wide range of fruit and vegetables.

We run sessions on Thursday mornings, from 9:00am to 12.00pm and anyone is welcome to join us. Jobs include watering, weeding, sowing seeds, harvesting and grass cutting. The produce grown in the garden is distributed among the people who help, with any surplus being sold cheaply to people in the community. The sessions are free and open to all and no previous experience of food growing is needed. We even provide refreshments.


“I don’t mind a bit of hard work,’ says one volunteer on the food growing project: I did a bit of gardening back when I was at school, and always really enjoyed it, so it’s really nice to be able to revisit that now. I’ve already taken some bits home to cook with – like sprouts and rocket”


Herding’s makers project

The Makers Project is aimed at people with joinery and woodworking skills who can use these skills to help make things such as potting tables, cold frames and planters for the garden at Herding’s  in addition to items such as bird tables, bird boxes and planters to sell to raise funds for the project. We use reclaimed materials wherever possible and we provide all the tools needed.

If you have woodwork or joinery skills, some spare time on Thursday mornings and you like a challenge, we would love to hear from you.


For more information, contact Kim Hinchliffe on 0114 239 8946 or email