So in 2016 the work (and fun) begins. The dream over the next few years is to create a safe accessible garden where there is a lively timetable of events and activities, from parent and toddler groups, art and gardening workshops to regular volunteer days where people can get involved in any aspect of the garden which interests them.
The intention is to work closely with existing local projects, the garden isn’t a food share scheme and it’s not an allotment site. But the aim is that people will always leave the garden with something they need – whether that’s some harvest, a full tummy from lunch, time spent with other people and outdoors or a new skill.
At present volunteer days run on Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 to 3:30. In January and February the work mainly involves the heavier work of clearing debris, fencing etc. As the year progresses there will be a wider range of activities and sessions suitable for a wider group of people such as parents and young children. Please get in touch if you’d like to get involved – there will be more details on what will be happening at the garden as the project progresses.