To encourage the sustainable use and management of land in and around Ashburton, increase the production of local food and other produce, whilst sequestering carbon and increasing soil health and biodiversity, and initiate actions that reduce waste and create resources that benefit the community and provide resilience for the future
The aim of Growing Space is to engage residents of Ashburton in a project to promote their physical, social, spiritual and mental wellbeing through growing and sharing food.
Located in a peaceful plot in the heart of Ashburton,
Royal British Legion Hut (... near the Rec),
Growing space – Ashburton.
Community tree planting
Druid Wood above Ashburton, has 23 acres of trees that includes mixed woodland, fruit and nut orchards, a nursery and willow and hazel coppice areas that are all increasing and replenishing soil and biodiversity.
Everything produced from the land contributes to local resilience and increased health and wellbeing through the community actively connecting with nature.
VOLUNTEER DAY: Thursdays from 10am
Call Pam on 07973412681 for more info
Organise shared meals using seasonal surplus produce
Could you help organise community meals which use local produce that is plentiful at the time (sourced from local gardens, allotments and/or Food in Community.) Offer cookery workshops for children and parents, offering simple recipes that will inspire families to use seasonal vegetables as the basis for tasty meals on an ongoing basis.
By sharing good local food with others in the town, we will both encourage community cohesion and promote more sustainable and healthier eating habits.
Start a compost project for local people. We are currently looking for a suitable spaces.
Anyone want to get involved?