Foxhole Community Garden CIC was founded in May 2015 by three childhood friends Zoe Jong, Kate Baker and Penny Hendy. The aim was to bring back into use Foxhole Community Garden as a resource for the local community and a place to offer therapeutic gardening sessions and gardening sessions for families.
Our mission is to create and sustain an accessible, welcoming garden of use to people of all ages and sectors of the community. We use organic no-dig gardening methods and are working to create insect and wildlife habitats to encourage biodiversity in the garden.
Zoe Jong is the garden co-ordinator and on-the-ground presence at the garden. A grower, gardener and forest school leader she runs most of the sessions at the garden and is the person to contact about the day-to-day running of the garden.
C0- director Penny Hendy is a primary school teacher while director Kate Baker works as a children’s book editor. Alongside steering the overall vision and direction of the garden they provide administrative, governance and moral support which are invaluable in getting the project off the ground.
We all benefited from a free range childhood in beautiful Devon and believe community gardens are places that bring us together with nature, growing healthy food, relationships and bodies and minds. They provide a place for respite, for work and for connection with the land and a common goal of caring for the garden. We hope that Foxhole Community Garden will benefit future generations and be a place of welcome and inspiration to those that visit.