We want to increase the amount of organically certified veg grown and sold in Manchester, and create a beautiful garden where research into best practice techniques for organic growing can occur, and people can learn about small scale growing.
What we do
Reddy Lane Market Garden is putting its new organically certified growing site into full production for the 2019 season. We expect to be growing between 5-10 tonnes of organic veg and selling it locally, and selling other organic veg from the region too. There is information about why we believe in organic on the why buy organic page.
We have funding for 2019 to run community sessions at the farm in Cheshire for people to find out more about our approach. We are on Reddy Lane in Altrincham, Cheshire. We can cover travel costs, lunches, waterproof outdoor clothing and equipment. We are a lovely, friendly bunch, and really want to share with you what we do, and what you can do. The sessions will run March- September/October; and will be either Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday. Email us to join the email list for details.
Lindsay started Reddy Lane Market Garden, She runs the stall at Levenshulme Market and manages the veg box scheme. She has 11 years veg growing experience, including a two year full time Organic Horticulture course in Ireland. She worked for various environmental organisations before settling on becoming an organic grower, including spending four formative years as the food writer at Ethical Consumer magazine.
George is retired, but has 25 years experience as a plumber. He spends between 2 and 3 days a week growing veg during the growing season. His practical and experienced approach to a wide-range of building tasks has been utterly invaluable in building the new site.
We have a steering group of another four people, who help with the practicalities on the land, and steer the course as we transition into the type of social enterprise that wants to use their profits and assets for the public good.
Katy Brown is interested in sustainable food production and promoting plant based diets.
Debbie Ellen is the Chair, and has been active in the sustainable food movement across Greater Manchester since 2007 as both a researcher and a practitioner.
Jess Mock is the Secretary, and is an adult education and secondary school teacher with experience delivering horticulture projects in schools.
Tomas Remiarz is the Treasurer, and is a Permaculture trainer, researcher and co-operative advisor. He is part of a rural housing co-operative with 7 acres of land.