Two organisations in Hayfield have joined forces to create a community garden.
Kinder Kids Pre-School and St Matthew’s Church have been working together to transform a site at the rear of the church into a community garden space, which would be an area for play, exercise, relaxation and reflection.
The garden will have allotment beds and fruit bushes to teach children at the pre-school, based at St Matthew’s Hall, how to grow fruit and vegetables. Water butts and compost bins will teach them about recycling, and there will also be tree logs and planting to attract wildlife.
A consultation event involving community groups including Hayfield Primary School, Hayfield Allotment Society, Sustainable Hayfield and brownies and scouts, was held recently to gather input from potential user groups.
And a garden clearing day proved popular, with a number of community organisations and locals helping out.
Several fundraising projects have already taken place with more being planned, and grants are also being applied for.
Organisers of the project are now looking for help from any local companies who would like to offer/donate or pay for a section of the community garden.
Anyone who would like to get involved should contact Cath Hallam on 01663 751288.