Charlbury Community Centre - Pop up Veg Patches - Update
Since we launched the Pop Up Veg Patch project in June this year our youth team have successfully built and installed 22 raised beds for the residents of Charlbury. Funded by the Thomas Gifford Trust and generous private donors, this project has provided work for our young people during this covid-19 crisis and at the same time offers practical support for people in our community.
Initially targeted at those in self-isolation, the project quickly attracted attention from a broad range of Charlbury residents; families wanted a home-based project that would encourage their children outside; those less mobile were grateful for the chance to get back out into their gardens; others had wanted to grow vegetables or flowers for years and the project gave them the start they needed.
This project successfully achieved our aim of:
- building something positive for those in self-isolation, and those having to keep socially distanced for a long period of time
· providing employment for Charlbury youth (approx. 100 hours of building, delivering and planting) as well as
· building enduring relationships between all generations in our community
The Thomas Gifford Trust is thankful for the support of local donors, the work commitment of our young people, the leadership of our youth worker and the engagement from our community.