Sarratt Community Garden
A small group have come together to help Grainger and Tracey turn the yard and the garden behind the Community Store into a community space for activities and get togethers in the outdoors.
The shop is currently selling produce that has been grown in the back garden. This is the first year this has been done and has been successful. Thanks to the hard work of Grainger, Tracey and many volunteers. Grainger and Tracey would like to continue growing garden produce next year and increase the production and types of produce. This requires getting help and being organised.
On Tuesday 15th September a group of us filled a skip to clear away the rubbish that had accumulated.
It has been decided to form a Friends of the Community Garden to raise money for this project and provide help as needed. Will Hobhouse has agreed to be the Chairman, Flo Garvey as the Garden team leader, with me ( Alan Milsom) Grainger, Angela Coakley and Tracey as committee members. Will Hobhouse has promised that the Sarratt and Chipperfield Community Foundation will match every pound donated or raised up to £1,000. This will enable the committee to invest in garden equipment and climate friendly fertilizers and other such items.
We are looking for members who will help with the work in the garden. It is anticipated that we will need a big surge at this end of the season to clear the garden . Monday 19 October has been earmarked for this and to get it ready for the winter. Another big surge in the spring and in the summer regular support to keep the weeds down and, most importantly , to pick the produce when it is at its best.
Our mission is to grow organic fruit, vegetables and flowers to sell in the shop. And to provide a beautiful and productive place for local people.
We do need garden equipment in reasonable condition – please see the list below. Do you have, or do you know anybody, who has garden equipment that is tucked away in a garden shed that is no longer being used. If so please let me know, but of quality please if to be of any real help
Wheelbarrow 1 – Garden fork x 5 – Spades x 2 – Hand forks x 6 – Hoe x 4 – Hose attachment for spraying 1 – Buckets x 4 – Secateurs x 4 – First aid kit x 1 -Bamboo canes and hazel rods x 40 – Kneelers x 6 – Angle irons x 20 – 30 – Wide gauge squared fencing wire – Blackboard and Twine.
How you can get involved and help with this new project?
Donate towards the garden – please donate by card payment by clicking on ‘just donate’ top of front page and use the reference :community garden.
Please give your contact details to Alan Milsom – firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to help by gardening / doing projects / DIY or other activities as they come up (there are ranges of jobs to do: both quite physical and less so)
Please register to help during the week of 19th October with either Angela or Alan at – email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
We will be setting up times for volunteers to work together in the garden and would love to have anybody come and join us if they like the outdoors,nature,gardens,tea and good cakes!