The Great Green Garden
10 Nov 2010
The Great Green Garden was set up by volunteers to provide fresh locally grown produce for people in South Nottinghamshire
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A great green idea!
The Great Green Garden (GGG) was set up in August 2010 by volunteers to provide fresh locally grown produce for local people within the area of South Nottinghamshire including Bingham, Radcliffe-on-Trent and West Bridgford.
They aim to provide locally produced food for themselves and their communities and in the process reduce their carbon footprint and impact on the environment. They believe that by doing this they will achieve the goal of increasing food security and sustainability.
Along with fresh affordable food, they provide information and guidance on healthy eating and develop educational workshops so that young people and adults can learn to grow food and watch as their efforts turn into tasty and nutritious food.
The Great Green Garden is a community-led not-for-profit organisation that is dependent on volunteers. Currently they are appealing for help and support and aim to inspire people to get involved by joining their existing committed team of volunteers. They are keen to point out that people who would like to participate don’t need any experience of food growing or volunteering to make a positive difference.
The Great Green Garden will start food production at the beginning of the 2011 growing season. They have a two acre plot based at Home Farm, Screveton. Local farmer, David Rose will be providing new facilities for the group to use including an educational space as part of a revolutionary green eco-education centre being constructed there.
“The GGG is based on the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) model. A CSA is a partnership between farmers and the local community, providing mutual benefits and reconnecting people to the land where their food is grown.” explain the co-ordinators at GGG.
If you would like more information on this community project, or wish to get involved, please email Kate Troy at firstname.lastname@example.org
News, membership details and food prices will shortly be available on their website: www.greatgreengarden.blogspot.com and you can sign up for a GGG newsletter too.
They are also looking for people to donate tools and seeds to help them get growing in 2011. Please see the web site for details.
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