Community garden with a grand design!

August 30 2013

The Golden Hill Community Garden is inviting the community to a Harvest Fair on September 14 - and to help build a new shelter.

by Rebecca Day

The Golden Hill Community Garden is inviting the community to a Harvest Fair on September 14. 

There will be music, morris dancing, free activities for children – including a chance to find baby newts in the pond – and craft sessions.

Food will also be on offer, including cakes and pizzas made with Mr Frog, the project’s newly-built pizza oven.

A competition will also be held for visitors to get creative and design the best creature – or monster – out of vegetables!

The fair will run from 1-4pm. Admission is £1 for adults and free for under-16s.

The team at the garden has also been busy designing a low-impact, self-built shelter. The design will be completed by mid-September, and the community are invited to participate in the project.

The Golden Hill Community Garden will be running workshops on aspects of the build – such as putting up a timber frame or putting on a green roof.

“We hope to have the foundations, roof and frame done this year, and then fill in the walls and do the floor when it warms up next spring,” explains Lucy Mitchell, the community project worker.

“If you've ever watched Grand Designs and fancied a go without committing your life savings then get in touch to find out dates.”

For more information contact Lucy Mitchell on 07506 905 394 or email ghcgarden@gmail.com. Alternatively visit the website for more details: www.thegoldenhillcommunitygarden.com.