Come and join Transition Ely and have fun creating Community Gardens to build our food resilience, community networks and food growing skills!
What are Community Gardens ?
Community gardens are small plots of land used for growing food which are organised along collective lines, usually for the benefit of the community. They have a huge range of potentially beneficial functions. They can:
- Provide fresh, organic vegetables and herbs offering health benefits and environmental benefits with fewer ‘food miles’.
- Bring people together to work on something which teaches useful skills, keeps people fit and healthy, and puts them back in touch with natural cycles and seasons.
- Be a positive, practical demonstration of more sustainable living and ‘doing it ourselves’.
- Turn around abandoned land and create a beautiful space which increases pride in the neighbourhood.
- Lead to increased environmental awareness.
- Preserve local varieties and biodiversity where possible.
Transition Ely is looking for:
- People interested in working together to establish a community garden
- An area approximately the size of an allotment, or, several smaller areas
- Any help or advice that others can give.
If you would like to be involved in any way, please contact Mary Ann Swanson at:
Community Gardening in Littleport – there are exciting plans for a community garden on some unused land in Littleport, contact Mary Ann on email above for details. Plenty of space to grow food and friendships!