Sunday, 12 June 2011

Community Garden

The closest little village to our Farm has a population of about 350, just over two years ago the local council helped facilitate a community forum to find out what the residents would like to see happen in their town and how each person, young or old could contribute.
Wow you say a council interested in their residents, yes its true!!
Lots of new projects have gone ahead one being a Community Garden which has just held its first anniversary.
                                           The local Church donated the land for the Garden

Anyone can take part and you don't even have to have your own plot there is a communal one.
 For a small amount you can become a member and you get to share the produce, use of a hot house and free entry to workshops where you can learn everything from propagating, pruning fruit trees to making bio-dynamic formulas. Members are friendly and helpful, sharing tools and advice and of course children are encouraged to join in and learn!

One Sunday a month members share a meal together cooked from the produce.

I found it interesting the different methods of keeping seedlings protected from rabbits,snails and grubs.
This one using chicken mesh I'm going to try.

       A little fund raising and a water tank was installed and fruit trees planted.

The other thing that impressed me was the recycling of plastic containers as plant protectors.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Andrea, thanks for commenting on my blog, I've just caught up on your blog, love what you've been up to and will be following the progress of the stone wall with anticipation. I like the idea of you goals at the top of the page, I might have to steal this one.
    Sounds like you have a great local council, the community garden sounds wonderful.


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