Thursday night I met with those excited and dedicated to building a new community garden in our home town.
The agenda was to agree on our united vision statement and complete our grand community garden design. We achieved this with humour, fun and excitement!
We have not only agreed on the final ‘grand design’ but also agreed on identifing what items are important to complete for stages one and two of the garden building process.
Stage One (by Sep 2015)
shown as lime green / yellow on the map plan
* First water tank to be fixed to the community hall or toilet block.
* Turning the only existing garden (in the community garden area) into a ‘no dig garden’. Possibly upgrading the retaining wall and adding stepping stones. This garden will be mainly herbs and benefical insect, attracting flowers plants. At the top of this garden is adjacent to an existing high, wire fence. Therefore this area lends itself to growing beans and peas etc.
* To build at least three raised garden, wicking, worm farm beds.
* For fun, build a sign post at the entrance of the garden – signaling what is to come in the future.
Stage Two (by February 2016)
Shown as pink on the map plan
* Install a three bay compost system.
* Install worm farm / farms.
* Complete all the raised garden, wicking, worm farm beds.
* Paving around the beds.
* Built our meeting area
Future Stages Yet to Be Confirmed
* Non citrus fruit tree orchard
* Nut tree orchard
* Citrus fruit tree orchard
* Pigs & sheep
* Chickens and chicken run
* Strawbale gardens
* Glass house
* BBQ area
* Cob oven area
* Aquaponics area
* Vertical gardens
* Notice board
* Bush tucker area
* Fun and creative sculptures and ‘discoveries’ for children and adults eg sundial, flags, large snake & ladder outside game etc
* Revamp and upgrade to existing children’s play ground
Buxton Community Garden Vision Statement
Together building an edible and sustainable garden that everyone in Buxton can love and belong. A place to learn, inspire and have fun, while creating a financial way to support our community garden.