Community Garden project
is officially underway with the preparation of the first planting
beds, purpose built for an individual that had sustained a brain
injury and found it difficult to interact with people. Utilising
recycled telegraph poles for the border edging, compost dug in,
it is now ready for the planting season, a fantastic achievement.
The next phase was the ground breaking for the raised plant bed
area, removal of turf & topsoil and laying
recycled base material that came from the old Motorola building.
Tracks & tyres recycled from construction industry machinery
were used for the raised beds, each one of the large tracks take
over two tons of earth to fill. The tyres are ideal as these vary
in height which help people with differing reach abilities.
project uses recycled waste material such as newspapers, card,
stable waste, food, wood and green waste material which is distributed
into a worm farm. Virtually any organic waste material can be
used, which the worms work on and produce worm casts, which when
blended results in high quality compost for use with planting.
This end product is utilised within the raised bedding area and
as compost grow bags, lawn dressing etc, can be donated to local
people on low incomes .
the raised bed area we utilise old used tyres and tracks which
are all manageable for individuals with disabilities and are used
as planters, edging etc for the growing of fruit plants, herbs
and vegetables. The seeds are planted in position or within a
potting shed and grown until they can be planted out. These are
then planted within the raised bedding area in the tyre planters
and grown up frames in the case of runners and climbers etc.
the benefits of learning, physical enjoyable exercise and getting
closer to nature, being out of the hustle of the town, and producing
something edible from a seed is rewarding enough. This also has
the added benefits of being as ecologically friendly as possible.
is Getting there, now the flowers and plants are starting to get
established makes all the difference, you can now see all the
hard work starting to pay off. The next growing season will be
exciting times, we hope you will enjoy your time spent with us
and meet new friends.
create a Community Garden
from recycled materials.
encourage people with learning, physical and mental disabilities
to take an active role in gardening.
use recycled material wherever possible.
people who feel isolated in the community.
promote individuals confidence & well being.