A place where plants and people grow
Rebecca Palmer, Fundraising and Communications Manager, writes:
One of my favourite places in Watford is New Hope's Community Market Garden. I may arrive at this beautiful location feeling harried and stressed, but I always leave feeling peaceful and grateful.
This month (on Saturday 25 May) sees us open the garden gate to members of the public so that we can all enjoy the wonders of Watford's secret garden! There will be music, storytelling, refreshments, children's activiies and, of course, plants and produce!
There is a currently a culture of creativity at the garden as people are busy experimenting with music, upcycling and photography as well engaging with traditiional gardening activities.
Jack designed and built (with support from others) an enormous cage to protect our soft fruit. It's made from repurposed wood and covered by old scaffolding protection mesh.
Encouraged to use a camera again following a negative experience on a college photography course, Samer loved the photography workshop at the garden (ran by a current resident at New Hope).
The Community Market Garden is truly an amazing place where plants and people grow! I look forward to seeing you on Saturday 25 May.