Community garden (Strawberry Lane)
A green space to 'grow your own', get involved and de-stress
A FREE project for residents of east and inner city Bristol.
- Grow your own nutritious produce
- Listen to the birdsong and unwind
- Reap the health benefits as well as a healthy crop
Our aim is to provide the local community with a space that they can use as their own and enjoy throughout the year.
We meet regularly at the allotment garden in St George every week. There is no membership, no cost and you don’t have to commit to anything, just come when you feel like it. We are a sociable group, stop for tea from time-to-time and share a picnic lunch. We share out whatever harvest is ready to take home.
We welcome volunteers of all ages who would like to get involved with our large outdoor allotment and welcome new ideas. Our community garden provides opportunities for local residents to participate in a variety of horticultural and environmental activities.
The space also provides opportunities for socialising, learning and encouraging integration and co-operation. We have a more relaxed, non-regimented approach to gardening leaving the participants to enjoy growing their produce.
Heading up the community garden is David Martin. He's on hand to support the development of groups and activities to encourage ongoing use of the space by individuals, families and schools. We develop and share our knowledge together, with other members of the garden very willing to provide basic allotment skills such as growing vegetables and herbs, composting and gardening for wildlife.
There is a mix of individual plots for residents personal use and communal plots for groups.
Can you supply materials or equipment?
We would love local businesses to help us out by supplying materials to help us develop the site for the community. We'd like to build a shelter where people can relax, enjoy a break(...and shelter from the weather!) so would welcome any offers of timber or building materials.
"Participation in our community garden presents local, low-cost opportunities for physical activity, access to green space and locally grown produce. We provide a relaxed and pressure-free space for people to enjoy gardening"
David Martin - Community Garden Lead
"Our ethos is to encourage healthy eating, share knowledge about growing food and foster community spirit."
Bearnie DeMonick - Wellspring Food & Health Practitioner
We're looking for volunteers to work with us and Avon Wildlife Trust at our community allotment. We've got a lot of work to do in May and June to make our plans for the site a reality and we want as many people to help out as possible. We only want people to come along 1 day a week over a 12 week period and it's a great way to get out, get active and pick up some tips! There'll be free food to keep us all going and people will be left to work at their own pace.
Feel free to bring your own tools if you have them. We'd also welcome donations of gardening tools or offers to borrow larger items like a rotavator.
For further information please contact David on 07904 155 992
Get in touch
If you are interested in finding out more about the Community Garden then just pop into the Centre for details or call David