The nearby Churchtown CE Primary School is leading the way by getting involved in developing a redundant area of land at the Church Road allotment site.
Clearance work has taken place, fulfilling the vision of Darley Dale town councillor Dave Oakley, who suggested the multi-generational garden project after being appointed to oversee the allotment.
The Town Council is funding site clearance and preparation, while Derbyshire County Council’s Community Leaders Fund & Derbyshire Dales District Council’s Local Projects Fund have both given grants to support the work with the children and the community.
It is hoped other interested local community groups and individuals will now get involved.
Local volunteer Iris Wagstaffe is helping the initiative by seeking the necessary funding to underwrite the costs of the project manager, specialist tutor fees, plus resources and materials. Future plans also include the possibility of a celebratory event in July to showcase what has been achieved.
The organisers are seeking additional funding to continue and develop the project beyond July. Anyone wishing to make a financial donation should contact Iris Wagstaffe on 01629 732785.
To take part in the project contact Cecilia Harris, project manager, on 01629 760127.