Following the design workshop in January, everyone was keen to get down to the garden and start realising the teams’ vision of this community garden. Despite weather being cold enough to keep many of us indoors, a good team of young people turned up and worked together to transform the garden.
Over the three days, we cleared the space – which was a day’s work in itself! – weaved a willow wall, planted fruit trees and strawberries and created a low flower bed, in which we will be planting seasonal vegetables.
Despite some grumbles about the cold, the team really enjoyed the time spent in the garden and worked well together to make a real difference. In just three days, we got a great deal of work done.
‘Am I enjoying it? Yeah. It’s something different.’
‘It’s cold! But it’s something to do. I was here yesterday too, and the day before. It’s sort of fun’
You can see more pictures of what we’ve done so far over at our Flickr account. There is still a lot more to do and we will be heading back during the Easter break to finish up, and add some original graffiti artwork to hang on the garden walls. Watch this space for the next update and some ‘after’ pictures!