The project has been a collaborative effort, sharing ideas to work together. Key participants in the project included two new volunteers with a lot of knowledge about growing and members of our community garden who were knowledgeable about native wildlife, native plants and foraging. It was great to have a solid team of volunteers, who felt supported. We also got new people involved who were interested in gardening, and it was nice to have options for ways they could participate.
The project has been a collaborative effort, sharing ideas to work together.
The Grow Wild funding has meant we could transform our spaces, and that's been amazing. What’s been really nice is the focus on biodiversity, as otherwise we might have only had funding to turn the space into vegetable gardens, without the same variety of plants.
Having a project coordinator was a big kick-starter for other garden projects to follow and we’ve secured funding to add a glasshouse, shed, and hydroponic system. We also have plans to expand the woodland garden and create a wildlife pond. Links with other groups in the community have also come out of the project, such as a gardening club that gathers in the space every month. We hope connections like these will lead to new initiatives that will continue to develop the community.