Community Garden and AllotmentsSRFrost2023-03-23T23:01:57+00:00
Gardening in Ebbsfleet
For those of you with green fingers, or aspiring to have green fingers, have you ever thought about taking part in community gardening, or having your own allotment? As part of the Ebbsfleet Garden City’s aim to create a healthy living environment for residents, community gardens and allotments are being made available.
‘What is a community garden?’, we hear you say. It is a plot of land that is gardened by the community. It can be used to plant fruit, vegetables, herbs, flowers etc.
An allotment can require upto 8 hours attention per week, depending on its size. If you do not have that much time available on a regular basis, but would like the benefits of having an allotment, then a community garden could work for you!
The benefits of community gardening
Reconnecting with nature reduces stress levels
Grow your own
You can sow, grow, harvest and eat fresh fruit and vegetables
Gardening provides a wonderful sense of peace. Did you know that soil is a natural anti-depressant?
Gardening increases your physical activity, providing improved flexibility and energy
Meet new people
It’s a great way to socialise and learn or share gardening knowledge, be it when you are gardening, or having a tea break.
Share the work
As the gardening is shared by a group of people, you can choose jobs according to your physical ability
Community gardening is a great way to connect with your local community, it reduces isolation, friendships are formed and there is a great sense of group pride and achievement
It keeps the neighbourhood looking green and beautiful, enticing local wildlife to visit, as well as your local neighbours
The intention is to have each of the community gardens and allotments managed by a local Community Garden and Allotment Association made up of residents and local community groups. These groups will be established during 2023.