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Community Garden Invites People To Meet And Do Veg

Published on: 20 Jul, 2020
Updated on: 23 Jul, 2020

Meet and do Veg is the aptly named title of a new community garden that has been set up in Park Barn for anyone to join in with.

At the Meet and do Veg community garden project in Park Barn. From left: Adrian Watts, Steve and Brenda Pownall, and Park Barn resident Cllr Julia McShane (Lib Dem, Westborough) who is supporting the scheme.

The saying ‘from little acorns do mighty oaks grow’ may well apply here as although the project is small at present, the people behind it hope, that given time, it will flourish and grow.

The person who has started the project is Adrian Watts. He has put together four raised bed wooden planters made from old pallets. They are being filled with soil and planted up with a selection of summer vegetables and herbs.

The courgettes are coming along!

They can be found on the green in the centre of Park Barn next to St Clare’s Church in Cabell Road, opposite the row of shops.

The team vicar of St Clare’s Church, the Revd Steve Pownall and his wife, are currently tending the plants but the call goes out to anyone who might like to join in with a bit of watering (and harvesting) as they pass by.

Steve said: “Come along on Monday afternoons from 2.30pm, get involved as much as you like, have a natter with others while you do.”

The water-butt as featured on the Meet and do Veg Facebook page.

He has utilised a spare water-butt and more wooden planted can be added as required.

The soil has kindly been provided by Spooners Turf of Wood Street Village, and the idea is people who grow their own seedling vegetables may like to spare some as the project moves ahead.

Adrian Watts has set up a Facebook group page that can be found by clicking here.

A post on the Facebook page says: “If you live in Park Barn, you may have noticed four raised beds have appeared, growing tomatoes, courgettes, beans and herbs. We are trying to get a garden for the community established; please pop by and say ‘hello’ if you’re passing. If you want to join us in growing veg you’d be very welcome to join us – no gardening experience required!”

Contact details for more information, as listed on the Facbook page, are: Telephone: 07412 567845. Email:

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  1. John Lomas Reply

    July 20, 2020 at 9:49 pm

    Love the name, it rolls of the tongue and makes the mouth water, just like Incredible Edible.

    Is this a case of what Yorkshire did “yesterday” the rest of the world follows on?

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