Community Garden update
Thank you to everyone who supported our crowdfunding campaign to raise money for 'ShrubHub', our fledgling community garden. Online and offline donations raised about £1,000. We’ve also been awarded just under £1,000 by the One Stop Shop’s “Carriers for Causes” scheme and have got several other funding bids in the pipeline, so fingers crossed.
We’ve had lots of offers of practical help. Young Gloucestershire’s Princes Trust team spent a damp two weeks with us in May. They did a great job renovating our garden furniture and preparing the ground for a wild flower meadow.
Gloucester City Homes have chosen us for their Community Impact Day in September when they will make two raised beds for community use. Planting up the more formal area of the garden outside the Dunrossil Training Suite will start in July, supported by a volunteer team from Shire Hall. We need it to look good for a garden party which will be held on 8 September, during the Gloucester History festival. We hope that our colony of bees can be moved into the garden in September too.
There’s still lots of time to get involved with all things 'ShrubHub', so do get in touch if you’d like to help or support.
Kate Maisey firstname.lastname@example.org & Ally McConnell ally.mcconnell@Gloucestershire.gov.uk