Edward Kemp Community Garden
Project Category: Community Interest Company
- Our Story
The Edward Kemp Community Garden was first developed in March 2011. Now 8 years on what was a hockey field is now a thriving Community space. We have many themed areas including sensory, herb, wildflower gardens as well as ponds. Thanks to the grant from Greggs we have now been able to install three raised beds for use by disabled people who cannot necessarily garden in the usual way. We have 14 active volunteers and many groups who have developed their own plots.
Today was a very important event in our project with the first of our raised beds being handed over to Andy Sim for him to start planting. Some of our regular volunteers were delighted to be on hand to give him a hand where needed.
The second raised bed is now being cultivated by the Activate Group. They are a college for disabled people. It was brilliant seeing them enthusiastically planted some crops in the bed.