The Whitehill & Bordon Community Trust launched its Community Garden project at the weekend with groups and individuals coming together to dig and plant the grounds around the Mustangs building on Budds Lane.
The new garden has been offered to the community by the Whitehill and Bordon Regeneration Company and makes use of a previously unused piece of land. The initiative is aimed at encouraging both experienced and novice gardeners alike to plant and grow fruit, vegetable and flowers for the benefit of the whole community.
New gardeners will be able to learn from presently green fingered members of the community as knowledge is shared for the benefit of all participants. The gardens also offer a great learning opportunity for young children who will see their crops grow, and will have the chance to eat their own produce.
The project has been made possible through partnerships with the Whitehill & Bordon Regeneration Company who have made the land available for community use, a grant of £750 from EHDC Councillor Grant from Councillor Adam Carew and the donation of some equipment and plants from Beacon Church and members of the local community.
People taking part at the weekend said of the project: “Really exciting space with lots of potential” and “fantastic community project!”
The gardeners have a Facebook group to bring together their ideas and share jobs and activities, which can be found at: www.facebook.com/wbcommunitytrust
For more information, contact: Hannah Ashwell, Community Trust Manager on: 07966 141571 or via email to: email@example.com