|Posted by Admin on April 4, 2013 at 4:20 PM|
On Saturday 17th March a the brand new Growing Together Shoeburyness community garden opened its gates for the first time to the public. Despite wet weather, we had 12 children and 23 adults lending a hand by planting a new hedgerow with whips donated by the Woodland Trust, planting garlic and onion sets, cutting back brambles and scrub and clearing rubbish at the site. The Garden is at a one acre site that used to be allotment land but has been disused for at least 15 years. Trust Links have been awarded funding from the Big Lottery to develop the site into a community garden, primarily for adults with mental health problems and young people disengaged from education. It was brilliant to see so many members of the local community, who were delighted to engage with the new project. Volunteers on the day said they had a great time, enjoyed having a go at gardening and meeting new people.