About Us

The Green Patch is a 2.5 acre site situated on the edge of The Grange housing estate in Kettering. Over the years the site has been improved by volunteers, and currently consists of:

  • A multi-use building and disabled access toilet
  • polytunnels
  • beehives, ducks and chickens
  • raised beds
  • compost
  • Summerhouse and natural play area
  • wildlife areas including two ponds
  • orchards

Groundwork Northamptonshire has been managing the Green Patch since 2007, transforming it from a site that was barely used and struggling for volunteers and customers, to a thriving and friendly hub that supports a number of different projects including;

  • after school clubs for mainstream and disabled children
  • young people and adult employment programmes
  • alternative education
  • regular and supported adult volunteering
  • Community use and events

The Green Patch sees over 250 adults and children come through the gates every week – to some it has been a lifeline – and it is supported by a range of funders and partners.

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