Our Community Garden
The community garden is based on six full sized allotment plots at a central Cambridge site. Our garden comprises of two traditional allotment plots for growing veg, a wildlife area with two ponds, a small orchard, forest skills area with fire pit, a secret bramble walkway, the bee-keeping area with wildflower plots, large social space referred to as ‘The Old Barn’, tool sheds, a polytunnel for growing tomatoes and other veg/ fruit, the pallet-built bike shed and our beach themed show garden.
The gardens are maintained by members of the local community who are homeless, have previous experience of homelessness or are vulnerable to homelessness due to issues such as mental health. Some of the benefits from being involved at the community are: a relief from anxiety and stress from the enjoyment of nature; a sense of community and mutual aid; developing healthy lifestyles through growing, cooking and eating fresh veggie food; a deepening of personal connections with the environment and local wildlife; physical health from general gardening tasks; learning new skills such as bee keeping and forest skills and just having a great time in nature with a trusted bunch of people.
If you’d like to know more about what we do or get involved please contact project coordinator, Ruth Hazel Wood – details on our contact page.