Commuity Garden – Agnes Riley Gardens

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    The Community Garden – Agnes Riley Gardens was created in 2005, but had been neglected until December 2008. Vern ( Clapham Park West Residents Association felt so agreived at the state of the space and the impact on the lived environement that he persuaded Clapham POark West Residents Association toi help him rejuventate the space and make it available to local reesidents. Community Garden – Agnes Riley Garens is situated amidst four different social housing complexes in south London were the residents experience great social disadvantage and poor health. Since then, members of Clapham Park West Residents Association have been working with residents from Clapham Park Estate, Poynders Gardens Estate, Oaklands Estate, and Weir Estate to regenerate and maintain the Community Garden in Agnes Riley Gardens for the benefit of the public. This has been achieved with help and support of volunteer gardens from the local community that would not otherwise meet each other. Together we have created a vegetable growing area, herbaceous borders, woodland area, wildlife trail, compost heap, apiary, medicinal; herb patch, and miniature pond with associated water tanks, shed, and green house. We believe that the community garden encourage local residents to live healthier, more active outdoor lives, and provide an outdoor space where children can learn about nature and the lived environment. Most recently, we have developed a social enterprise whereby we process food, herbs, and fruit grown in the community garden into products we can sell on the open market as a social enterprise. We have assorted jams and marmalade, arnica oitment, lip balm, and assorted herbs for sale. If you would like to purchase any of these items doi get in touch: chair@cpwra.co.uk

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    Agnes Riley Gardens, Clapham Park, London Borough of Lambeth, England