Time to plant as Crabbs Cross Community Garden begins to take shape - The Redditch Standard
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Time to plant as Crabbs Cross Community Garden begins to take shape

Correspondent 25th Jun, 2019

THE Crabbs Cross Community Garden is ready for planting eight months – and much hard work – after its official launch.

Located at the end of Crabbs Cross Lane it’s been prepared by volunteers from nearby Crabbs Cross Methodist Church.

Its minister Rev’d Ruth Wilson said: “It’s been a really exciting time and the space looks very different from a few months ago.

“Phase One is complete and there’s been a tremendous amount of spade-work done and we are very grateful that funding from the Bromsgrove and Redditch Methodist Circuit, the Church, charities and personal donations, have meant we’ve been able lay a reinforcing base and now we’re building raised beds and containers.

“However a garden is only a garden when things are growing, so we want to encourage anyone who is interested in community or gardening to come along and join in with planting and creating the garden as we move into Phase Two.”

A Wednesday Wellies group can be found working in the garden from 2pm till 4pm and the volunteers always welcome new helpers.

There’s also a monthly working party on the last Saturday of every month from 10am till 4pm.

Church and community worker, Sally Meredith added: “It doesn’t matter how much people can do, or how long people come for, what has been fantastic is meeting new people and making friends with folk with a shared interest in gardening and growing.”

The next Saturday Working Party will be on June 29 with a special emphasis on planting.

If anyone would like to donate a plant or a cutting to the project then pop along on Saturday 29th June and take a look at what’s happening.

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