Supporting small scale local projects that create connections and bring people together.
The garden is run by the community for the community and has been running for just over three years. A huge amount of work by volunteers has transformed an overgrown, disused space into a beautiful, edible garden with raised beds, compost area, bug hotels, bird boxes, sheds, water butts, fire pit and forest school corner. The garden is visited by locals of all ages including local childminders and pre schools. We are looking for funding to improve accessibility within the garden, develop a sensory corner, establish a watering system, improve existing structures and expand planting and growing areas. We need further funding to continue offering FREE Family Forest School sessions, weekly, which are extremely popular and have an amazing impact on young children. Children develop their understanding of nature, improve their confidence, self-esteem and communication skills whilst being healthy and active. Free sessions mean that families can attend irrespective of financial circumstance.
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Why it's a great idea:
The garden offers something for all irrespective of age, ability or agility. We want to increase the impact that the shared use of a beautiful, natural space can have by expanding and improving the garden and offering more sessions for everyone to attend. In a time when people spend so much time indoors, children are consumed by technology and mental health issues within our communities are constantly increasing the positive effects a natural space, accessible to all, can have is limitless. A garden run by the community for the community is a wonderful answer to some of the challenges and difficulties faced in modern society. The fresh fruit and vegetables grown in the garden are not only enjoyed by the volunteers but also shared with more vulnerable members of the local community.
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