Happy New Year to everyone!
Transition Town Farnham have been in touch regarding their plans to launch a Garden Share Scheme (GSS) in Farnham. A Garden Share Scheme (GSS) would broker partnerships between those seeking vegetable growing plots and those with gardens that are either under-used or too much to manage.
The benefits of the GSS include:
- reducing the size of Farnham’s municipal allotment waiting list (currently stands at app. 120 people)
- improving social inclusion of elderly owners of gardens in Farnham
- developing a neighborhood kitchen garden culture (info, recipes and produce exchange, health benefits etc.)
- promoting greater community cohesion within Farnham (resources for Seedy Sundays, Apple Days, Composting Galas etc)
A good example of the kind of scheme they would like to introduce to Farnham is to be found on the Transition Town Totnes website at http://www.totnes.transitionnetwork.org/gardenshare/home – what they have achieved is quite inspiring!
If you are interested in -
- growing vegetables in an unused garden of a local resident / neighbour OR
- have an unused garden (or part of) or another piece of unused land suitable for growing vegetables
…then please contact Transition Town Farnham who will be able to liaise between you and another potential member of the GSS.