Located in Stannington bordering the Peak District the Freeman Biodynamic Garden provides fruit and vegetables for Freeman College, Brantwood Specialist School and the Fusion Café. Thanks to much hard work over the last three years High Riggs has been changed from a disused tree nursery to a new highly productive market garden.

An essential part of High Riggs work is the social enterprise distribution service that delivers fresh organic fruit and veg direct to your door. This also provides Freeman College students with experience in learning how to run a vital food service and working in the community. Students have also just started keeping their own bees and chickens so  will soon be able to add fresh honey and eggs to the range of wholesome foods that can be delivered. The garden hosts the annual Crafting the Land festival where you can try out metal and woodwork and pick your own fruit and veg. There are also some opportunities for volunteering, so if you’d like to find out more about helping with the gardens the College would be delighted to hear from you.

For more information about the Gardens, the community fruit and veg delivery service, the Crafting the Land Festival and volunteering opportunities please contact Freeman College on 0114 252 5940.

Want to visit? We are happy to provide guided tours in a context of 'growing the land, growing people'.