2020 at the community garden


We’ve made huge progress in the garden this year!


We chatted to volunteer Frank who leads the community garden project about some of the developments the community has been working on, and what’s to come...


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Frank:


This year has been a great one for the Recovery Connections community garden. The entrance path is nearly finished, we’re just waiting for some flagstones to become available for us to finish. We’ve decided to leave the grass to rest over the Winter so it’s looking long, but all in preparation for the onslaught of visitors next year! 


We are in the middle of building a potting bench in the polytunnel and cleaning and disinfecting for when the growing season starts (late March). All of the outer parts of the garden (those along the fence line) will be cut back with plans for wildflower seeds to be planted in the New Year. 


Perhaps most excitingly, we’re finishing off a chicken coup ready for some new garden residents next year! This will be great for fresh eggs and adding another aspect to the experience of visiting the garden. We were also successful in a grant in early December meaning that we’ll be able to install an eco-toilet in 2021 - this will increase the time people can spend at the garden. 


We can’t wait to see what 2021 brings. Spending time in the garden is so good for building life skills and mindfulness, both beneficial for wellbeing, and it’s great to be able to offer these opportunities to the community. 


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If you’d like to get involved with our community garden, either as a volunteer or you’d like to make a donation, get in touch on volunteers@recoveryconnections.org.uk