I am thrilled to be able to tell you all about the new Chediston community garden! Jo Wareham is converting some of Herne Hill’s land, on the edge of the village into a community vegetable garden. Herne Hill is farmed entirely organically and the community vegetable garden will also be an organic garden.
The aim of the garden is to provide somewhere villagers can share in the development of the garden and growing and care of the fruit and vegetables, and will then be able to benefit from harvesting and eating the food they have helped to grow.
Everyone can join in, have fun and benefit from our garden – from toddlers to our eldest community members.
Huge thanks to Jo for coming up with this fantastic idea, allowing the use of her land, and managing what we hope will be a great project for our community!
We will be regularly posting updates on this page to let you know how the garden is growing and if any specific help is needed.
The Chediston Community Garden will be on the field next to the recreation ground, on the village side of the river, sometimes referred to as Bishop’s field.
Please note that the 'Chediston Community Garden' is on privately owned land. All gardeners are welcome, but no dogs are allowed and there is no access for dog walking. Please help us to keep this project running by leaving your dogs at home.
What can you do now?
Jo has purchased plenty of seeds (organic of course) following input from some of the villagers.
Perhaps you, your children or grandchildren would like to start off some seeds on your windowsill ready for planting once they are sufficiently grown (organic compost and pots will be provided).
Call Jo for some seeds and pots.
To contact Jo:
Phone: 07711 066727
Alll photos by Markus Spiskie on Unsplash.