In September, we had an opportunity to revisit some of the completed project gardens, to see how they had matured
In late 2017, we helped build some rain planters with the residents at a sheltered housing complex – nearly 2 years on it was great to see it still being used, and the residents had turned the area into an outdoor space to relax
In the summer of 2018 Selworthy school was co-designed and built. Just over a year on, it was a pleasure to see how it has matured. Many of the fragrant plants like lavender and camomile were doing well in the surrounding banks, where the children could brush them and enjoy the smells
At Middleway, this community garden was only completed this June – but it has already weathered some serious storms and come through unscathed. Some residents also took care of removing a mass of weeds that proliferated right after planting and it is now ablaze with colour and was covered in a variety of pollinators. We will return and add a good layer of mulch as requested!
This activity is part of the SPONGE2020 project. The work was led by Westcountry Rivers Trust, with support from Somerset County Council and Somerset West & Taunton Council. The work is funded by Interreg2Seas, part funded by the ERDF, and Postcode Local Trust, a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.