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Focus On Our Community Gardens

We give a section of our land to the Craven Arms Community Garden Association (CACGA) to be used by local people to grow their own vegetables.

The project scheme has been running for nearly 20 years now, but in recent years, with a new committee in
place, the Community Gardens have gone from strength to strength.

With Summer underway, activity in the area is increasing so let us tell you about this fantastic facility.

There are currently over 60 plots following an extension in 2021, but as demand continues to grow and the waiting list for plots lengthens, a further extention is being planned.

Jenny and John, Secretary and Chair respectively, have started several new initiatives including the following:

  • Integrating our Community with Food Security project [funding by Connexus] – infrastructure complete, now need to raise new funds for Sensory features i.e. water feature, wind chimes etc.
  • Working with permaculture theme to protect our biodiversity.
  • A new sensory garden under construction
  • Fairy and Jurassic gardens, Wormery, Toad Abode, new greenhouse all under development with the children.
  • New sensory garden ready.

Jenny (secretary) says, “all this growth has created a demand for more land to continue to give the local community more plots to farm [we have a waiting list for plots] The children’s garden groups are limited with their crop growing space. Fortunately, we have been gifted a parcel of land from the Discovery Centre. This will be a huge asset to the people of Craven Arms and CACG. Planning for this project is currently being worked on and we are waiting eagerly for a successful result from funding applications to go ahead”.