The Green Patch is our 2.5 acre community garden located in Kettering.
It supports local residents by providing a local organic food source, school clubs, volunteering opportunities, work placements and hosting community events.
The Green Patch was established over ten years ago and continues to go from strength to strength. It is a vibrant, inspiring environment which offers a safe enjoyable place for growing confidence, meeting new people and is open to everyone of all abilities.
Visitors learn about environmental awareness, horticulture, animal husbandry and other hands on practical skills. There are hens, ducks, 2 rabbits, 2 bee hives, 2 wildlife ponds, a butterfly garden and so much more to discover at this magical place.
If you would like to arrange a visit or find out what seasonal produce we have on offer, please contact Sue McKay on 01536 521555.
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.
You can connect with us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheGreenPatchKettering
At the Community Foundation Awards evening on 30th October, the Green Patch won the Trailblazer award!
Watch the short video below...