On Monday 16 October, our Warminster priority neighbourhoods team pulled on their boots and got stuck in, providing some much-needed support for the Incredible Edible community garden on Bradley Road in Warminster.
The Incredible Edible garden is run by local volunteers and relies on donations of seeds, plants, equipment and materials. From gentle weeding to mulching and digging, the volunteers grow an abundance of organic fruit and vegetables for anyone in the community to help themselves to, particularly those experiencing food poverty.
After running successfully for seven years, the garden needed a make-over and redesign to make it a more accessible and inclusive space.
The local community came together first for a big clear-up day to tidy up the garden. Our team then arrived the following day to tackle the removal of all existing planters, sheds and fences. This work was carried out as part of our priority neighbourhoods programme and completed by members of the project team.
Shaun Church, senior neighbourhood manager said:
We had a great day clearing and prepping the ground for the new community garden at Bradley Road. I am extremely grateful to our staff from all departments that came along and helped with the heavy lifting, carrying and removal of the old structures.
This project has added real social value to the community, the garden and the volunteers that put in the hours to maintain the space and grow the amazing produce.
Visit the community garden's Facebook page to find out more about their work and keep up to date with progress.