Growing Resilience & Food for Thought
This initiative was sparked by the Lockdown to give local people space to get out into the fresh air, grow their own food and become more self sufficient. Those who expressed an interest also wanted to share gardening expertise and meet like-minded people.
There are 9 starter plots each approximately 5 square meters in size. Some people have erected raised beds while others have grown directly in the ground. Most plot holders have used combination planting to attract beneficial insects and pollinators to enable their plants to thrive. Those involved range from the very experienced horticulturalists to beginner level and we hope to learn from each other as we go. We are very fortunate to have benefited in August 2020 from funding from Awards for All to install a water supply and erect a fence allowing for more security and privacy. The group hope to hold plant swops, seed share events, demonstrations and BBQs regularly so why not call in and see what has been achieved already. We have also been lucky enough to get substantial funding to upgrade the communal area and install a roof to give gardeners shelter from the rain. The upgrade should be complete before March 2023.
· · · · Terms and Conditions
There are currently 9 starter plots. We are seeking additional land nearby to increase that number. We welcome expressions of interest to add to the waiting list. Use the Contact us tab above. The tenancy runs from January to December every year and costs £15per plot per year. The tenancy will last for 1 year and will be reviewed by the committee at its AGM in November annually. Any plot-holder can be given notice to quit if circumstances require or can leave voluntarily. The communal area is designed to build friendships or be a place of respite and relaxation to enjoy the fruits of your labour. Water and electricity are available. Please remember to keep dogs and children off other plots to prevent accidental damage. The compost area is for everyone’s benefit but keep it pesticide and chemical free please.