|Harvesting produce from the raised beds|
As winter approaches we can look back over another successful year for Grapes Hill Community Garden. We have won several awards this year: A Green Flag Award and Group Award in the Norfolk Biodiversity Partnership Community Biodiversity Awards in July and Best Community Project in the Anglia In Bloom Awards in September. We were also Highly Commended in the Norwich EcoAwards in March 2012. Thanks to all our supporters for all your help in winning these awards.
It has been a difficult year for growing vegetables but our raised bed tenants have managed to grow a good range of crops.
We are be renting out deep beds again in 2013 and, as before, we will give preference to people in the surrounding area who don't have their own growing space. If you're interested, complete an application form and send it to our Secretary by 1st December 2012. You'll also need to join the Gardening Group. Group members receive a regular newsletter and invites to members only events in the garden, such as barbecues. For more details, including forms and where to send them, see the Get Involved page on our website.
Soon we will be planning events for next year, including a joint opening with the Belvedere Centre Garden for charity through the National Gardens Scheme on Sunday 28th July 2013. Let us know if you have any ideas for events in the garden.
For more information on the garden see our website and Facebook page.
Photograph by Jeremy Bartlett