Volunteers dig in to create new community garden
A new community garden has been built in Wickham – thanks to the help of more than 40 volunteers.
Villagers will now have access to fresh produce and a beautiful outdoor space at the new garden located at the Wickham Centre.
The garden was created in support of ‘The Project’ who collect out of date food from various retailers and supermarkets.
The surplus food is then offered to the local community in return for a donation in the Wickham Centre.
Sue Cooper, who founded The Project, says the new garden will allow the team tom grow fresh produce in which they can offer to local people.
She said: “By building a community garden, where residents can come and help maintain the vegetable patches, we will be able to extend our reach.
“The vegetables grown will then be available to everyone in the local area. I would like to thank everyone who got involved to support our exciting new project.”
Wickham Primary School pupils and local politicians also supported with the build.
A storage container was painted, and hedges were cut back to improve the appearance of the space.
George Hollingbery MP says he was impressed with how everyone was supporting the cause.
He said: “It’s great to see what’s going on in my constituency and I was very impressed with how everyone got on with the tasks.”
Further information on the The Project may be found at: www.wickhamcentre.co.uk