Joanne Shaw

Joanne Shaw

My name is Joanne Shaw and I am the Volunteer Engagement Officer for Rhyddings Park, Oswaldtwistle,The Kitchen garden is a community resource for the residents of Oswaldtwistle and surrounding villages. The garden caters for all members of the community including schools, community groups, over 50’s, Volunteer in the Park (VIP) along with family and community growing sessions. The site boasts a bounty of raised beds, and a stunning 80ft glasshouse, compost bays, wildflower areas and wildlife friendly border.  The garden is planted up using a number of different growing styles and uses contrasting growing methods, which allows visitors and attendee’s to see which growing style is best suited to their garden and growing space.The onsite cafe utilises food from the garden for it’s menu and visitor’s of the park and cafe can purchase organically grown fruit and vegetables, plants, seedlings and home grown saved seeds when available.