Who We Are
The Gateway Collective CIC works to see thriving people and communities in Bootle. We increase well-being, create social connections and make Bootle a better place for everyone using the tool of community gardening. Our work brings local people together to work alongside each other and collectively support each other, increasing personal well-being and creating collective care communities.
What we do
Our home is North Park Community Garden where local people come together to grow food and flowers, drink tea, make friends and chat. We love growing our own food and eating it and all our sessions include having food together. We also deliver arts and craft workshops in locations across Merseyside and Cheshire, this gives participants the chance to take time out of life to be creative and generates income to support our work in Bootle. For those who can't come to the garden growing with gateway teaches how to grow your own food in whatever space you have at home.
North Park Community Garden
Based in North Park in Bootle, North Park Community Garden is open to everyone on a Wednesday from 10am-2pm (all year round) and on a Tuesday evening from 6pm-8pm (May-Sept). In every session we eat together, often cooking with what we grow, as this eating together builds community.
Our arts and craft workshops can be delivered in your venue. We bring all the equipment needed to teach you how to make and create. You just need to turn up and join in.
Growing with Gateway
As a result of needing to change what we did in North Park Community Garden due to Covid 19 we created a series of videos to teach you how to grow at home using containers you may already have in the house.