We're delighted to tell you about a new area we have created at the back of the Community Garden in a small allotment formerly tended by Gordon. The plot had become very overgrown with brambles and weeds after Gordon was no longer able to look after it and we were given permission by Erewash Borough Council to clear and redevelop the site.
Our team of volunteers cleared the land over several weeks and planted five fruit trees donated by the Council and we're now looking forward to our first harvest and for garden users and allotment holders to enjoy the space.
Clearing the site meant getting rid of a couple of sheds in very poor condition and we were very grateful to be donated a new one by another allotment holder. We also disposed of a number of metal barriers and other fencing,via Freecycle, which had previously been used to enclose the area.
Foundation Derbyshire funding has enabled us to source and upcycle benches from The Lanes School at Chilwell which in turn will help to fund their outdoor learning project.
More photos of our progress will be coming soon, so watch this space!