Community Garden: Urban Spaces
19 May 2011
A four-week program was run with the Princes Trust three-days a week in the hall at the Methodist Church on Liddesdale square in Milton. The main focus of this project was to initiate the Milton Community Garden with the course starting with some community engagement exercises to get everyone involved in the project an understanding of why we were proposing building a garden and to involved them in the initial design proposals.
This was a great course with raised beds built from pallets and scaffolding planks, these were constructed off site and when permission was granted to use the site at Liddesdale Square the raised beds were moved to start the garden. The group dug an access path, lined it and compacted hard core as the base for the path providing the main access to the garden. Pallet paths were built between the raised beds to ensure that they were accessible to everyone.
Starting work on the Community Garden saw LoveMilton win the Urban Spaces – Community Impact Award, a great way to celebrate all the hard work put in during the course with nine of our volunteers going on to find employment through Princes Trust.