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Community Garden Volunteers @ Growing Works

With the beautiful sunshine we’ve been enjoying through Spring the community gardens at Dalton and Almondbury Libraries have been growing fast.  It would have been quite the task maintaining these spaces along with ‘The Plot’ at Wakefield Road had it not been for the help of both existing and new volunteers stepping up to tend and water.  Many thanks to all of you from the Growing Works Team!  With your help these spaces have been looking amazing for all the visitors who have been able to access the site for exercise and outdoor space, so important to our well-being.

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Volunteering Quality Award

We are so pleased to have achieved a Volunteering Quality award.  With the support of Volunteering Kirklees we’ve been improving our volunteering offer to ensure that we have good quality opportunities for people to help others with Growing Works.  If you would like to know more please contact us at

Growing Works Newsletter

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Check out our Grow-Your-Own blog

Whilst restrictions remain in place for the control of COVID 19 we are putting more of our growing tips and photos online, along with updates on the Community Gardens we support.  You can find these in our Blog postings.  If you use social media – we are also sharing photos and messages through our pages and would love to see and hear from you about your gardens, growing questions or tips, and views from your walks.

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Growing Works is Going Greener!

Thanks to support from Morrisons’ Foundation Growing Works has replaced our diesel van with an environmentally friendly electric one, reducing our emissions substantially.

A big thank you also to Shepley Spring for offering the use of their charging facility!

Our Nissan EV200 has already been busy allowing us to develop our therapeutic centre and transporting donated food from The Full Life Church in Thongsbridge to DASH (Destitute Asylum Seekers Huddersfield) in Paddock.






Sprout Funding

Thanks to Thriving Kirklees and Dewsbury Parish Councillors for providing funding towards Sprout.


2020 Charity calendar

Thanks to many of our friend and supporter who have submitted photos to produce our 2019 Growing Works calendar. Available on recycled paper they are for sale for just £10, contact us directly or see us at Dark Wood Festive Market on 6th Dec.  Don’t forget to send your photos in for next years calendar competitions!

Volunteers Crafting

Our amazing volunteers have been busy making crafts for sale, thanks to the volunteers who have joined our 4 week willow course and green woodworking course. Thanks also to Good Gym who joined us at Paddock Village Hall to help us prepare for selling our crafts at the Dark Wood Festive Market on 6th December.


Looking forward to the Solstice Event

We had a wonderful time at our Autumn event, our guests refereed to it as “homely” and “good vibe”. We shared some great food, chilling by the fire, made braids and had a go at making plant prints using the Japanese art of Hapa Zome. Can’t wait for our winter event on 17th December, open to all.

Thanks to Princes Trust Young People

The Young People with both the Princes Trust and Flex Group got stuck in at helping out at our therapeutic centre.  They raised money to help establish a sensory garden, building raised beds for sensory plants, developing a den area with sensory stimulation. They also planned sign writing for our containers.















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