We’ve recently had a development that supports our desire to press forwards with expanding our project. We have for some years tried to work with small allotments and over the years it has become clear that whilst they are valuable they are not the most accessible resource for those with mobility issues and can even restrict social inclusion. One of our key barriers is getting people to understand that disabled people can garden.
However, barriers to social inclusion has recently again been an issue and so our founders have taken the decision that to reach out to and be inclusive to everyone within the whole community of Rotherham and to make a significant contribution towards addressing multiple deprivation cycles, the community farm route is the best way forwards. This has been further evidenced as we joined a food partnership group in November.