In March 2017, Swan House Foyer was awarded some funding from Groundwork’s One Stop Carriers for Causes campaign. The 5p from the carrier bag levy is ring-fenced for local community focused projects of which they were able to gain £1000 for some green space improvements.
The garden has seen a number of improvements over the last six months including a new green house (of which chillies, green beans and courgettes are growing nicely), new raised beds have been built and various planting has taken place across the garden. There has also been an element of up-cycling and re-use, as old drawers have been re-purposed as planters.
Swan Staff worked with Ford at Dunton, who provided five volunteers for the afternoon to get a number of tasks completed.
We hope to run some training sessions in due course to ensure that the garden goes from strength to strength and the food grown can be utilised in cooking.
The garden is looking very bright and colourful and we hope the residents that use the space enjoy spending time in it!