Community Garden entrance is between 194 – 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.
Work is underway to re-open the land at the rear of East Meadway as a Community Garden.
A group of people from the local community, local councillors Marje Bridle and John Cotton have got together with Welcome Change CIC. Working together they plan to have an amazing gardening project on the site.
The Project will offer:
- Volunteer opportunities for people who can garden to teach others how to do it. The aim is to ensure the local community has access to this learning and plans to included local schools.
- Lessons in how to take the food grown from “Welly to Belly” with healthy recipes made from seasonal produce.
- The food produced will contribute to the health and wellbeing of the local community, with plans 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 will offer 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.
The official opening is to be on April 1st 2017 and all are welcome to come along, see what’s being achieved and enjoy the refreshments being provided by the Welcome Café.
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.
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