Work is underway to re-open the land at the rear of East Meadway as a Community Garden.
Years ago this land was an orchard belonging to a farm. Sadly for a while now it has been abandoned and overgrown. Over the years it has had other uses, including being the site for a scout group.
Now a group of people from the local community, local councillors Marje Bridle and John Cotton have got together with the very reputable, local organisation, Welcome Change. 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.
Access to the Welcome Community Garden is between 194 and 196 East Meadway.