GrOwING WILD is a community group who develop and strengthen connections between the local community and nature. They engage with all ages of the community in Hyndburn in outdoor, environmental and food growing activities to improve knowledge, connections and well-being. They run and facilitate activities on 1500 square metres of unused allotments in Baxenden to improve the land’s biodiversity through conservation, education and recreational activities. Bringing different members of the community together, to have fun on their doorstep at no or very little cost.

GrOwING WILD approached East Ribble District Charity Stewards to ask for their support to enhance their work in the community. East Ribble District applied for a grant from the East Lancashire Masonic Charity (ELMC) towards a Poly Tunnel including raised beds and tables.

Following the successful grant application East Ribble District Charity Stewards presented a cheque for the sum of £2966 from the ELMC Community Fund to GrOwING WILD.

The new Poly Tunnel will increase GrOwING WILD’s food growing by extending the growing season and increasing the different types of vegetables that they can grow. Vegetables are also provided to local food banks or soup kitchens in Hyndburn.



WBro David Gill presents the cheque on behalf of the ELMC



The new ply tunnel at GrOwING WILD