Moorcroft Community Gardens

A piece of derelict land in Dewsbury Moor has been transformed into a community allotment, wildlife area and orchard.
The allotment project has been made possible by a £25,000 grant from Marks and Spencer and £5,000 from KNH’s locality working budget. The project is being supported by Groundwork Wakefield, who specialize in working with community groups on environmental projects like this one.

As well as local residents, children from Westmoor Junior School will also be involved with the allotment, studying plant germination in science lessons and getting their hands dirty in a plot of their own. When the fruit and vegetables are ripe, the children will then take part in ‘cook and eat’ sessions. It’s also envisaged that members of the community will help with the children’s plot and help them look after it during school holidays.

KNH Excel was delighted to award a community grant to the Moorcroft Garden Club for their new project in the Dewsbury Moor area.
With a wildlife area and individual growing plots, the project aims to bring the whole community together and to promote healthier active lifestyles.
This project helps achieve that goal by encouraging people of all ages and backgrounds to work together and learn new skills. It’s also a great way to encourage people, especially children, to eat more fresh fruit and vegetables.”