Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Creating a Community Garden 11

In a series of posts, I have outlined the process by which Nightingale Community Garden in Dinas Powys was created and is developing (links below). It was first opened to local resident gardeners on 16 March 2013. On the recent sunny days, people have been getting their plots ready for another busy growing season.

Since my last dispatch, on the official opening in Sept 2013, compost bins have been built (by Stuart Hockley), a second tap installed, the few plots becoming vacant have been reassigned from the waiting list, and I have registered the garden as part of a Nectar Point Network (more on this later in the year).

This blog post is mainly photographs to show you how the garden is looking as it starts its second year. Not so long ago this was derelict land – an abandoned play area that was a focus for litter and anti-social behaviour – and now it is a community hub and a very productive growing area.

Below is my plot, with the runner beans going in a couple of days ago:

It will soon be time to pick some strawberries.

Previous posts on creating a Community Garden in Dinas Powys:

Sept 2013

June 2013

April 2013

March 2013

Feb 2013

Jan 2013

Oct 2012

Aug 2012

Feb 2012

Jan 2012


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