Hirst Park Growing Zone

We have been very excited recently in being established as a delivery partner in the Hirst Park Regeneration Programme in Ashington. This extensive partnership project has a lead partner of Northumberland County Council. they have been awarded £2.2M from the Heritage Lottery for the capital works transformation of this park facility in Hirst community. (NE63 9BA)

Full Circle Food Project have been offered a sizeable piece of land to develop into a community growing space, working alongside Northumberland College’s horticultural tuition department.

We are very excited to be entrusted with this land, that we plan to develop into fully accessible food growing area, with educational cooking facility, indoor and outdoor social spaces. We would very much like to be able to creatively work with the college and local youth services providers to engage disadvantaged young people in design and construction, to guide them towards improved physical and mental wellbeing, and ultimately into gaining qualifications and employment.