Community Garden

What is a Community Garden?

Community gardens can help reduce negative environmental impacts by promoting sustainable agriculture; reducing food transportation costs and reducing water runoff. Humans, plants and animals can all benefit from urban agriculture since it creates habitats and improves the ecology of the area.

Social ties are important to the wellbeing of people in a community since they can bring positive health effects and community involvement. Community gardens allow for the creation of social ties and build a greater feeling of community. These connections help reduce crime, empower residents and allow residents to feel safe in their neighbourhoods. 

What is the aim of the Fordingbridge Community Garden? 

The aim of the community garden project is to create a community green space for the Fordingbridge community. The community garden will be a space for all members of the Fordingbridge community, young to old, groups and individuals. It will be a space where community members can come to meet, socialise, grow vegetables, tend to flowers and partake in community events. Produce from the garden will be provided to those who tend it and those in need in the community. Any contributions and earnings will be reinvested back into the project. This is deemed to be a long term project to provide a long lasting legacy.  

This is a joint project between Fordingbridge Greener Living (FGL) and Fordingbridge Town Council (FTC).

Where is the Fordingbridge Community Garden? 

Fry’s Field, 
Picket Close,
Fordingbridge,  
SP6 1JY 
At the top of the allotments. 

What’s happened so far? 

  • The site has been prepared with some vegetation and dumped material being removed
  • Shed has been purchased by Fordingbridge Town Council 
  • Lots of donations of materials from the local community – Thank You! 
  • Local organisation Milestone Infrastructure have been creating the shed base and small paving area
  • There is a noticeboard on site built by Avon Valley Shed to provide updates 

What’s happening next?

  • Community Build Day jointly with Avon Valley Shed – Date TBC
    • Building the shed and planters
    • Opportunity to discuss the project
    • Engagement with the local community and organisations 
    • Cakes and tea available! 

If you’d like to get involved…

If you would like to get involved in the creation or running of the Community Garden or are an organisation/community members who would like to use the garden then please email on fbridgecommunnitygarden@outlook.com / fordingbridgegreenerliving@gmail.com

Donations are always welcome! We are looking to create the garden out of as much reclaimed and recycled materials as possible! If you have any items which you would like to donate to the project then please drop us an email!