Dartington’s Foxhole Community Garden is opening its gates and inviting people to help make their community a greener place.
The garden, which is located at the heart of the Dartington Estate has been awarded a 420 tree pack as part of the Woodland Trust’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
Foxhole Community Garden is run by volunteers who have transformed an unused patch of ground into a fertile growing haven. Over the last year, as well as planting a small orchard, the gardeners have harvested onions, marrows, potatoes, sweet peas and marigolds to name but a few.
On Saturday, March 10 between 10am and 3pm, the gardeners will be given a helping hand by students from Bidwell Brook School who have been working with the gardeners every week since the very beginning of the project as well as Dartington based British Trust for Conservation Volunteers (BTCV) and their volunteers.
Joan Barlow, chairperson of Foxhole Community Garden, said: “We’re delighted to have received such a big award from the Woodland Trust and are really looking forward to bringing the community together to help us plant these trees.
“The help of our students from Bidwell Brook and the BTCV volunteers will be invaluable but there is plenty to be done. We’re opening up our event to the whole community and we can always use more hands, muscles and personalities to help us along the way.
“Please do come along and help us, meet the team of volunteers over a cuppa or just see what we’re up to. But beware the great British weather and be sure to come prepared with wellies or boots, a waterproof coat and warm clothes.”
If you would like to go along and help out call Joan Barlow on 01803 663688.