The idea for a community garden started in 2016 when Nailsworth school asked two parents to restore the derelict pond behind Phoenix play area.
Early in 2019, Richard Blackwell and Nailsworth Rotary built raised beds in the shape of the letters F and G, representing Forest Green. In spring the first seeds were planted: beans, spinach, cabbage, courgettes, strawberries, blackberries, herbs, garlic and onions. These were harvested by children, and were prepared and eaten for school dinners in September.
In March 2020, Bee Keeper Heather Moore visited the Year 2 class and showed them how to make a bee hotel. This year there is a managed compost heap and the beginning of a poly tunnel. During lockdown the community garden has come into its own, and there are always tasks to do: weeding, digging, picking, watering and planting, and Nailsworth Rotary is always around with helping hands and to construct new projects.
more There is time for everything, if we use our time wisely
more We regularly have articles in our local monthly newspaper. Our article in the latest issue, plus all of our previous ones, are here now.
more This year marks the 40th anniversary of Five Valley Sounds being set up as Stroud’s Talking Newspaper.
more Supporting children and families who are socially isolated and need emotional or practical help
more Create Together - Dementia-Friendly Arts Festival
more Easter Eggs help to make Easter special
more Giving a donation to Clare Mahdiyone, Chief Executive of SVP, to assist this well known community-based charity which works in the Stroud district with people, for the environment.
more Rotary in Nailsworth was delighted to make a donation to Rachel Austin in recognition of the work that NCAN does to educate people and provide information to help protect the environment on a local as well as on a wider basis.
more What's the Future of Food in our Community?
more Rotary recently sponsored the successful Stroud Retrofit Fair
more Here is a selection of artwork that will be exhibited and then sold to raise money for charity.
back We help out with many local community projects: The Older Driver Forum, Forest Green Community Garden, Stroud Court, Box Wood, Nailsworth Spring Clean, Arkell Centre lunches, Alzheimer's Cafe, Nailsworth Noel and Festival, and Stroud Ambitions.