Springvale Community Garden receives a PETT donation of a desktop computer
Springvale Community Garden is a vibrant community asset which is becoming increasingly well known for the opportunities for volunteering as well as excellent seasonal vegetables, fruit and plants.
Springvale Community Garden is a 4-acre site on 2 sides of the River Don in Springvale, Penistone. Until the mid-1970’s the site was the sewage works for Penistone. After that it became a training area for long-term unemployed people, then a commercial nursery. When it closed at the end of 2006 the site fell into dereliction.
It was then handed in trust to Penistone and District Community Partnership who decided to continue the gardening tradition at the site and to develop it as a community garden.
Springvale Community Garden was set up as a voluntary organisation in 2008 and, in 2015, became a charity in its own right, having over 50 volunteers, with the aim of providing:
- Education about growing and healthy eating;
- Conservation of the diverse habitat on the site;
- Purposeful Recreation. Opportunities to get actively involved in a worthwhile and enjoyable project
The donation with be used for general administrative duties including accounts and email, as well keeping the organisations social media and website up to date.