sWe now have 3 community growing spaces in the county.
At Rutland Farm Park, we have been using the allotment space since 2018 and have changed and developed the growing opportunities.
Volunteers have helped to create new raised beds, pond, shelter and other garden based ideas, as well as all the food and flowers grown through the years. We meet on a Wednesday all year round , except January. During January Working Wednesdays will be in the woods, clearing new areas and managing the site.
Cold Overton Road, Oakham - car park bed
Growing a combination of flowers and edibles in a walled bed along the boundary of Rutland Plastics Ltd car park. With cubs, beavers and scouts this bed was revitalised in late 2019. Local residents have cared for the area during 2020.
Kendrew Barracks - Cottesmore
In collaboration with Rutland Community Ventures this area was developed and built by families from the barracks. Due to have a grand opening in April 2020, this had to be postponed. The pandemic did not stop the growing, families grew vegetables and flowers in the space. Plans for 2021 will include an open day and official opening.
Corporate teams, scouts and brownies, day centres and children and family groups all access these community growing spaces. They have helped to develop the space and cared for the crops, as well as eaten them.
If you have an organisation that would like to use this space please get in touch.