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Garden

The entrance to our Community Garden is between 194 and 196 East Meadway.


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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.