Nailsworth Community Garden

Enabling children to better understand the environment

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.

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Community Projects

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.