Communal Allotment Project - the aim of this project is to create a communal allotment area for all to contribute and benefit from. We are going to use square foot gardening as well as companion planting. There will be different height beds to allow variously able-bodied residents to be able to get involved. There will also be a children's area for children of all ages to learn how to grow and be able to watch the seeds they planted sprout and become food to eat. We will also be incorporating wildflower areas to bring more pollinators to the area further aiding the plants that we will be growing, as well as edible wildflower patches to explore all the different possibilities of being able to eat everything you grow and to be for sustainable.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
I am hoping to bring many different people together and re-enforce the community spirit within our town. I am hoping it would be able to help residents who aren't able to manage their own gardens or do not have time to grow their own food to come together and learn from each other. It will help show the community that you can grow your own food and to take the fear away of getting out into the garden and planting things you might not have used before in cooking. I also want to be able to create an environment suitable for the local wildlife as well which is why I am going to be planting wildflowers around the allotment as well as building bug hotels to be placed around the planters. I am also going to try and incorporate a sensory garden for residents to use and hopefully, help children with learning difficulties find joy in the garden and planting their own food as well.
Steps to get it done:
About the space
The Bickerley, next to the river Avon
New Forest District Council
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