Foulridge Parish Council along with Foulridge Allotment Association is keen to develop an extremely overgrown allotment plot into a Community Garden preserving four mature fruit trees.
We envisage the community garden to be a place where residents of all ages, are able to meet in a pleasant and peaceful setting and with easy access for the disabled.
With guidance, we would like the residents themselves to take responsibility for the
planters and raised beds. We hope to get people together, whatever their ages and abilities and that individuals if they wish could have a role in developing their own communal plot. Some may be brushing up on long forgotten skills whilst others will be learning new skills.
A notice board will alert residents to groups and events around the village and the
allotment holders could advertise or even hold a mini market to sell/donate their produce. Everyone would be welcome to harvest the fruit from the trees.
We hope residents will get together and have a role in developing the raised beds and
planters in this communal plot.
Stage 1 of clearing the plot and laying a thick weed resistant membrane surrounded by temporary fencing will start in the Autumn this year.
We are able to cover the costs of Stage 1 with some brilliant funding secured by the Allotment Association from Earth Pathways (see below) and a sponsor but we still need funding to cover our costs for Stage 2 to make the Community Garden ‘come to life’.
More funding is being sourced but is hard to come by, and if anyone would like to help out with the cost of materials, their labour skills or even sponsor a bench or planter, please contact the council on 01282 865419 or email; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Earth Pathways have kindly donated £750 via their Seed Fund to Foulridge’s Allotment Association.
We thank Earth Pathways for their generosity and support. Earth Pathways produce beautiful diaries and wall calendars which make great Christmas gifts.
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