DUCKLINGS!

I know this is highly irregular to do two blog posts on one day, but I just realised I didn’t blog about our lovely lock-down ducklings! Those who follow us on social media will know this but Hillary laid 12 eggs and 9 hatched into lush little balls of fluff Read more…

Volunteers are back!

We are so pleased to have our volunteers back! It’s been really difficult just the two of us keeping on top of everything since the beginning of lock-down. In between home schooling, day jobs and the weather, we have just done what we can to keep it going so we Read more…

Wild times

This weekend marks the one-year anniversary of welcoming the wildflower nursery into the Higher Ground family! 🥳🌿 The AONB led and funded project completed in April 2019, handing the ongoing running of the nursery to a group of volunteers as a sub-project of Higher Ground. Since then the team have focused Read more…

Strange times

What strange times we are now living in. Since the lock down restrictions were announced three weeks ago we have been living in a peculiar, strained state of limbo. Like so many others we have been grappling with the concept of home schooling while trying to maintain some sort or Read more…

Happy New year!

Happy new year and a huuge thanks to everyone who helped out in any way, big or small, in 2019! We’ve had a fantastic year including our first crops, our first referrals, and over 60 volunteers offering over 500 hours of time. With their help we’ve created a lovely pond Read more…

Our fresh veg boxes

We’re now selling a fair few veg boxes on Saturday mornings from the poly-tunnel. There’s something different in them each week depending upon what is ready to pick, last week was onions, french beans, carrots, Desiree potatoes, cucumber, courgettes and herbs. Boxes are £8 and we only have a limited Read more…

Visit from the Mayor

On Friday we had a visit from the newly elected North of Tyne Mayor, Jamie Driscoll. He met some of our regular volunteers, met the ducks, and had a tour of the garden and building to find out all about the project as he is interested in social enterprises that Read more…

Calling volunteers

We are looking for more volunteers to help us out in a few different areas:- Groundwork on Fridays and Saturday mornings Thursday morning coffee den supervisors (just sitting around drinking coffee really) Thursday aftenoon craft drop in supervisors and facilitators If you are interested in becoming part of the team Read more…

* * * Covid-19 UPDATE * * *

From June 12th, Higher Ground Allendale will begin to permit volunteers back on site. We will be strictly limiting the numbers of volunteers at any given time.

More information is available in the top menu on the website.

The public footpath from Shilburn Road to the exits at the bottom remains open. Thank you to everyone for observing these restrictions during this difficult time. We'll be up and running soon but for now, let's stay sensible.
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