‘Grow your own’ garden project is to get bigger

Ayscoughfee Hall community garden volunteers Isabele Whitehead, Jane Broome, Luke Hoare and Michael Goodband Photo:  SG050713-143TW www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/buyaphoto
Ayscoughfee Hall community garden volunteers Isabele Whitehead, Jane Broome, Luke Hoare and Michael Goodband Photo: SG050713-143TW www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/buyaphoto

A popular “grow your own” community garden project has been extended.

The Kitchen Garden Project, which has so far seen six raised beds planted with fruit and vegetables at Ayscoughfee Gardens, Spalding, will continue to grow with the clearing of trees and overgrown bushes from a nearby area,

Volunteers are being urged to go along between noon and 2pm on Friday to lend a hand and get the next phase of the project under way.

The scheme is run by South Holland District Council and aims to provide groups and individuals with access to a community garden.

Support and advice is available from fully-trained community master gardeners, who can help develop knowledge and skills to enable volunteers to grow their own produce.

Coun Nick Worth, the district council’s portfolio holder for Localism and Big Society, said: “Ayscoughfee Community Gardens has been a tremendously popular project for many people.

“Volunteers have already planted a variety of fruit and vegetables which can be picked soon so they can use them in their own kitchens.

“By increasing the growing area we hope that those helping out on the day will then want to keep involved with the gardens.”

Anyone interested can just turn up at Ayscoughfee Gardens, Churchgate, on the day. The only requirement is an interest in gardening. Tools and guidance will be provided.