Spring launch for new community gardens at Prince Philip Park
The Whitehill & Bordon Community Trust is launching a new community garden at Mustangs on Prince Philip Park for residents to grow sustainable produce and plants.
To encourage residents to join the initiative, a launch event will be held on Saturday 24 March, 10am – midday at Mustangs, Budds Lane, Bordon. Attendees will have the chance to speak with the community trust about the garden and contribute their own ideas about the garden’s development. Children and young people will also be able to plant the first vegetables and flowers.
There will be refreshments at the event and residents are encouraged to bring new or used tools in good condition to donate to the project. The Whitehill and Bordon Regeneration Company will also be funding a shed for the community to store tools and supplies in.
The new garden has been offered to the community by the Whitehill and Bordon Regeneration Company and makes use of a previously unused piece of land. The initiative is aimed at encouraging both experienced and novice gardeners alike to plant and grow fruit, vegetable and flowers for the benefit of the whole community.
New gardeners will be able to learn from presently green fingered members of the community as knowledge is shared for the benefit of all participants. The gardens also offer a great learning opportunity for young children who will see their crops grow, and will have the chance to eat their own produce.
Hannah Ashwell, Trust Manager, Whitehill & Bordon Community Trust, comments:
“The new community garden is a great project for local residents to get involved in. We hope that local people and community groups will enjoy creating and managing their own areas of the garden, as well as contributing to the whole space. We’d love to hear from people who want to be involved, volunteer or support this project.”
To get involved with the new community garden, contact Hannah Ashwell at [email protected] or phone 07966 141571. To avoid missing out on updates, also join the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/groups/WBCOmmunityGarden/about/ .