The entrance to our Community Garden is between 194 and 196 East Meadway.
Did you know…
The land to the rear of East Meadway used to be an orchard belonging to a farm. Sadly, for a while now it has laid abandoned and overgrown. Over the years, it’s had other uses such as being a scout group site.
We are delighted to have secured a lease from Birmingham City Council to re-open the land as a Community Garden. With support from local councillors Marje Bridle and John Cotton, we are now working together with a group of people from the local community to bring it back to life.
The garden offers:
- Volunteer opportunities for people who can garden to teach others how to do it. The aim is to ensure the local community and local schools have access to this learning.
- Lessons in how to take the food grown from “Welly to Belly” with healthy recipes made from seasonal produce.
- Over time, the food produced will contribute to the health and wellbeing of the local community – and we plan to start a brand new “meals on wheels” service for older people and even busy families. Fresh, seasonal fruit and veg boxes will also be offered.
- An on-site workshop offers the opportunity to learn how to “shabby chic”/upcycle old pieces of furniture.
- The opportunity to learn how to put together hanging baskets and tubs.
Volunteer with us!
If you would like to join our team of community services volunteers, it’s a great opportunity to gain new skills, make new friends and do something worthwhile. We offer training and flexible working hours.
Click here to find out more.