LWCG feels that it is changing quite quickly this year, although we have had just 2 official work days it seems that people are feeling more comfortable of taking ownership of the community garden as their garden that they can go to when they want and do some work there, or just enjoy the peacefulness.
The group recently put in a bid for a large grant from RHS which would have provided the money to create raised beds, develop an eco water system and get a poly tunnel, we did not succeed in getting the grant which was a shame but it has not made any difference to what is happening at the garden, it just means being more resourceful to make these things happen. It is amazing what people can create with things that others will throw away,
The mandala garden was started last summer and Lori decided to develop it more this year to make it more of a feature, using recycled bricks that she has found in random places she is making the borders for each of the sections which will surround an archway in the middle,
A storage hut for tools has arrived which was kindly given by Karen and David, it is great to have somewhere to leave tools and other things and a place to shelter from the rain! Just need to hook up some electric to it so we can make tea.
This time last year the site was still in a state of clearance and the aim was to just get things growing, to get some food produced and to stop the weeds coming back up. This year the garden is getting a more designed approach, our original idea was not to have the 4 plots working as 4 plots and looking like 4 individual allotments but to have the area working together as a whole garden, this is what it is developing into this year.