Gateway Collective works to see thriving people and communities in Bootle. We increase well-being and create lasting social connections using the tool of community gardening.
Our home is North Park Community Garden. In every session we grow and eat together, cooking with what we grow, as this builds relationships and quickly builds personal connections. We share food, produce and recipes to promote healthy eating. Everyone who attends our sessions takes home a share of the produce at harvest.
Gateway Collective was founded by Ali Horton and Janet Hughes who are committed to Bootle and love being a part of the community here. Both Ali and Janet have strong Christian faith and the work of Gateway Collective is an expression of their motivation to follow the Christian principle ‘love your neighbour’.
The work of Gateway Collective is open to people of all faiths and people of none, however the value of love your neighbour remains a strong part of our ethos.