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Donate your produce to the local Foodbank

Image credit: K Swindells

The Foodbank donations box is now out at the stall on Leyland Avenue every Saturday until Tuesday.

Please consider popping a little something from your harvests in to help ensure Sopwell residents in need get some fresh produce each week.

There are clean punnets and hand sanitiser available.

Located on a driveway at the end of Leyland Avenue.

Please follow coronavirus guidelines and walk/cycle if you are able to.

Upcoming Grow Activities

The April Sunday working party will see us planting up a ‘nectar bar’ to feed all our pollinators in the children’s area. Come along and help us plant this lavender hedge and other nectar-rich flowers. We’ll be making a start on planting up our sunflower tunnel as well – using the seeds from last year’s sunflower den. The children’s area is really coming on now! Please give us feedback if you and your children visit there.

It’s the school holidays, so if you fancy it, bring the family down to St Julian’s community cafe on Thursday 7th to help us sow more sunflowers – for yourselves and for the community growing spaces. We’ll have other seeds available too. The cafe is held in St Julian’s church hall on Abbots Avenue. We can recommend the cake!

Not long now until our popular Sopwell Gardeners[ Question Time. We’re in the process of finalising our panel and will send an email out shortly with Eventbrite details to book your place.

If you’d like to come along to our working party sessions, drop us a line or simply pop along. We’ll need to collect a few details and brief you on some basic health & safety etc before you start lending a hand. 

No need to book, just turn up, and no need to commit. We’d appreciate you following sensible COVID precautions.

New working parties for 2022

List of community garden working parties for 2022 March 12th April 10th May 15th June 11th July 9th August 14th September 10th October 9th November 12th December 11th

A belated Happy New Year!

We’ve set out this year’s dates for the main working parties at the community garden.

We meet monthly on the weekend for a two-hour session and also meet for a weekly tidy-up session on a Thursday morning (starting 17th March for new volunteers).

We are adding new events and sessions all the time, so keep checking our social media and webpages for up to date information! Hope to see you there.

Community garden welcome sessions

Welcome sessions 11am Thursday 3rd March and 11am Saturday 12th March, potted tomatoes, girl with gardening gloves, Communi-tea session, people enjoying gardening
Image credit: Grow Community – Sopwell

There are plenty of ways to get involved in our community gardening project:

  • joining in our working parties
  • helping at our community sessions and events
  • attending a workshop
  • litter picking and watering sessions
  • helping us make up seed packets, sow some seeds and nurture some seedlings for us until they’re ready for our stall or community garden
  • or simply joining in the conversation on our social media. We love to be inspired by what you’re growing at home, or support you with any questions you may have

Find out more by coming along to one of our welcome sessions at 11am on:

  • Thursday 3rd March or
  • Saturday 12th March

at Berners Drive community garden.The garden is situated at the end of Berners Drive, by the play area and the Abbey Flyer trainline crossing.

No need to book, just turn up. We’d appreciate you following current COVID guidelines.

Drop us a line if you can’t make these dates but would like to find out more at growsopwell@gmail.com.