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Raised beds and polytunnels at Green Patch community garden kettering

The Green Patch

The Green Patch is a 2.5 acre site situated on the edge of a housing estate in Kettering. Over the years the site has been improved by volunteers, and currently consists of a building, disabled access toilet, polytunnels, ducks and chickens, raised beds, compost and wildlife areas, beehives, natural play area, pond, orchard and summer house.

Groundwork Northamptonshire has been managing the Green Patch since 2007, transforming it from a site that was barely used and struggling for volunteers and customers, to a thriving and friendly hub that supports a number of different projects including; after school clubs for mainstream and disabled children; young people and adult employment programmes; alternative education; and supported adult volunteering.

The Green Patch sees over 100 adults and children come through the gates every week – to some it has been a lifeline – and it is supported by a range of funders and partners.

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