Petrus Incredible Edibles Rochdale
Petrus Incredible Edibles Rochdale (PIER) is a community allotment on Belfield Road in Rochdale.
PIER is a beautiful, relaxing and therapeutic piece of land that grows fruit and vegetables for the local community.
PIER is a member of the wider Incredible Edibles network, representing Rochdale. Their vision is to create kind, confident and connected communities through the power of food. The movement was founded in Todmorden and its model has been replicated worldwide by growing and sharing food in public spaces.
Community gardening brings people together from all walks of life. The allotment is open to the public to be used as a recreational space and hosts a range of events throughout the year that are open to everyone.
PIER offers a gardening on prescription service that can be accessed via self-referral or referrals from health services and other support services.
PIER has been recognised for its work in the community and has received several top awards:
- PIER achieved the ‘Level 5 Outstanding’ In Bloom Award, the highest possible level in the ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ awards category in November 2021
- PIER won three Thriving awards at the regional North West in Bloom Awards for its Incredible Edible Allotment, Pocket Park Project and Apna Ilaaka Partnership Project with Kashmir Youth Project (KYP).
- PIER was recognised by the RHS for its work around therapeutic horticulture.
- PIER was also part of the wider Rochdale in Bloom efforts which received 17 awards at the North West in Bloom Awards.
At the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 2021, Petrus had a back-to-back garden and won a Bronze Medal and the People's Choice Award for the second time running!
The garden, Full Circle, was designed by a team of service users, volunteers and staff from PIER who wanted the garden to reflect a need to go back to nature for solutions to climate change issues. It was a fantastic opportunity to show what we're capable of achieving.
Find out more about PIER at Tatton Park
Anyone can come and join in at PIER, for more information please contact us.
Visit the Volunteer page if you'd like to get involved at PIER.
If you would like more information about PIER, please contact Rachael on 01706 345844.