Picture Gallery: Volunteers at Petworth Community Garden

THIS year, the Petworth Community Garden will celebrate ten years of helping people from all walks of life to come together and enjoy the outdoors.

The group is seeking funding for a Thursday group for children with special needs, therapeutic days for adults and wheelchair-users with severe or specialised needs, its men’s shed and the ‘Plot to Plate’ project where volunteers gather harvest before taking it to a cookery school and learning how to make healthy meals.

Phil Taylor hard at work in the gardens PICTURE BY KATE SHEMILT C141567-1 SUS-150120-165150001

Phil Taylor hard at work in the gardens PICTURE BY KATE SHEMILT C141567-1 SUS-150120-165150001

Members also hope to write a book, A Year in the Life of our Community Garden, which will include organic gardening advice and recipes and information to help set up new community gardens.

On Tuesdays it is the ‘Grow your Own’ group thanks to the help of Sussex Community Foundation and Comic Relief.

Volunteers work together according to need and ability and enjoy soup for lunch.

Everyone then gets a share of the harvest at the end.

The garden is also working with Petworth food bank to offer opportunities for people to enjoy fresh produce while learning how to ‘grow your own’ at home.

For details about the garden email petworthcommunitygarden@hotmail.co.uk or call Kate on 07717462780.

For further information see the websites:

www.petworthcommunitygarden.org.uk

www.growingforall.org.uk

www.mensshedpetworth.org.uk

Any donations for the project can be given at www.localgiving.com/petworthcommunitygarden