Our Society

Status

Serpentine Community Garden Society (Charitable Incorporated Organisation) – registered 18 February 2020. (Previously Serpentine Community Farm Community Interest Company – established March 2015.)

Purpose

We are a community garden and growing space for the people of Buxton and surrounding areas. We are administered and run by a group of unpaid volunteers.
The object of the CIO is to advance the education of the public in the subject of horticulture and horticultural practices.

In addition we aim to teach and learn about sustainable growing practices in the High Peak climate;
share knowledge with our volunteers and visitors; introduce initiatives and practices that support the aim of long term food security; build and maintain an environment where all people are welcome, enjoying what they are doing and having social interaction with others. ​

Trustees

  • Simon Fussell BA, Business Development Manager, Chair of Trustees
  • Madeline Hall BA, PGCE, MA, NVQ5, FCIoH, Treasurer
  • Pete Brown BA, PGCE, MA
  • Carole Garner

Garden Manager – Martha Everett

Webmasters – Madeline Hall and Jane Reynolds

Editors – Carole Garner and Demi-Louise Brookes

Sponsors and Supporters in kind, in practice and in funds

Alderbrook Day Centre, Chinley
Bingham Trust
Burbage Gardening Society
Buxton and Leek College
Buxton Building Supplies – donation of membrane, Visqueen, gravel
Buxton Civic Association
Buxton Town Team
​Cadent Trust
Derbyshire County Council – Community Leadership Scheme
Derbyshire Probation Service
​Derbyshire Wildlife Trust
Foundation Derbyshire
Freemasons Derbyshire
High Peak Borough Council
High Peak Scaffolding – donation of scaffold boards for raised beds
National Lottery Heritage Fund
Pennine Aggregates Ltd, Staden Lane – supply of builders bags and pallets
Postcode Local Trust
​Rotary Club
Royal Botanic Gardens Kew – Grow Wild England
SITA – donation of compost
Tarmac – Tunstead House, Buxton
University of Derby
​YMCA

Volunteer contributions: tools, compost bins, generator loan, time
Generous cash donations from individuals.

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