Sandgate Community Garden: Update 17 May 2019

Since the announcement of the possibility of the start of the Community Garden in the Saga grounds at Enbrook Park, fifteen people have expressed an interest in taking part in the project.

I was asked by Kay McLoughlin of Academy radio to come in for an interview last Wednesday 15th, to promote it further, and to invite any volunteers along to see the site.  On Wednesday afternoon and evening I met up with some people, and on Sunday morning at 10am, I have arranged to meet up with more people at the horse trough outside the Saga main entrance, from where we will proceed up to the garden site to talk and to start work!  

Paul, the Head Gardener of the Saga grounds has been incredibly supportive, and since the first planting of fruit trees, soft fruit and herbs, has spent two hours with a digger clearing the next piece of ground for us to work on.

On Sunday we plan to continue clearing small roots and stones, rake and weed, then start to look at where we can place individual and communal plots.  It is such a beautiful site, where the old kitchen garden for the old house used to be, and is surrounded by the old original wall.