I headed to Letchworth Garden City in Hertfordshire on 1 April to launch the Community Gardening scheme and Grow Your Own Project with the Royal Horticultural Society and Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation.
For the project, a community garden involving local schoolchildren has been created in the town centre. It will provide a place for workshops to boost the gardening skills of everyone in the community, from young to old. Visit their website here: www.letchworth.com/rhs
All you thinking of entering Cultivation Street should take note, especially those thinking of entering for the Sustainability and Community Award!
Thanks to everyone who came along on the night to the Spirella ballroom to see my talk on the Magic of Community Gardening.
I hope I showed you the power and importance of plants not only to help build communities but to bring about health and well-being too. I also looked at wildlife and biodiversity, as well as how to enhance our existing spaces visually and environmentally.
I want to inspire people to get involved with community gardening projects. They are a fantastic way to bring people together and rebuild community bonds as neighbours share plants and advice and get growing together.
I firmly believe that we can bring communities back together through people, plants and pride. I started a campaign about it, after all!
David Domoney is a Chartered Horticulturalist, Broadcaster, and Author. David has worked with a number of the UK’s leading garden retailers as a plant buyer and strategic consultant. With more than 30 years experience, in horticulture, David is as passionate about plants now as he was when he bought his first plant at a village fete.
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