Until that day, the space had been private and the community unable to access it. However, it is now open to the community on certain days. The aim is to involve all, regardless of age or ability, in enjoying the site, in learning how to garden and in eating the produce!
Lucy explained she would like the community to use the space for events, as well as group sessions and workshops about gardening. She said that she hopes local children and also, children’s groups, will use the space to grow things and learn about nature, too. While we were there, one of the volunteers showed my children a toad much to their delight!
If you fancy going along with your children to lend a hand, help will be gratefully received! My husband took my little boy to help one weekend recently. My son had great fun being pushed around in a wheelbarrow while my husband helped barrow woodchippings to cover an area where new trees will soon be planted.
If you are interested in learning more about the project, the website is
Or, you can contact Lucy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07506 905 394.