Amersham Road Community Garden was set up by Food4Families in 2010.
Since then we have worked with various local community groups to create, maintain and develop the garden. The youth group were the first to be involved and they worked hard to build and fill the raised beds. The local housing associations, local charities and businesses have given their financial support to the garden.
Many local groups and individuals such as Caversham Children’s Centre, ARCC (Amersham Road Cooking Club), Caversham Children’s Fund, The Over 50’s club, The Monday Craft Group and The Brownie Pack, now use the garden throughout the week and are often supported by a garden tutor.
There are also one off events in the garden. In March the local children were invited to a day in the garden when we planted vegetables, had an Easter egg hunt and had a BBQ on an open fire.
The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) have worked very hard to develop the garden over the past year. They have laid a hedge, cutting back much of the growth that was causing too much shade, they have also laid paths around the garden to make access easier. They created new higher raised beds for people who find bending over a challenge.
Our next aim is to provide some seating so we can encourage local residents to come along sit, chat and watch the garden grow and for the diggers to take a rest.
There are weekly Saturday sessions at the garden when local residents can come along and get involved. The sessions run on Saturdays from 10.30 – 12.30 from March to the end of October. They are drop in and free! We welcome any age, children must be accompanied.
Please contact Sandra on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07534716177.