Biggar Community Market Garden

by John Riley in Biggar, , United Kingdom

Biggar Community Market Garden

Total raised £218

£4,000 target 32 days left
5% 6 supporters
Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 17th July 2024 at 12:49pm

Our aim is to grow nutritious fruit & vegetables on organic principles for our community, utilising the help of volunteers.

by John Riley in Biggar, , United Kingdom

Understanding the threat that climate change poses to our food supply, and the ill-health implications of eating ultra processed foods, our aim is to encourage and educate our community to eat & grow more nutritious fruit & vegetables, grown on organic principles. 

With the help of a group of volunteers, small pockets of funding and kind donations from various sources, we have managed to set up the infrastructure of the market garden at Park Rd. Biggar, and have started to grow produce, without the use of toxic pesticide or herbicide chemicals.

We also plan to plant heritage trees and bushes on the perimeter to boost the biodiversity of the site and provide shelter for the crops.

Providing this opportunity for people to come together, get their hands in the soil and work with plants, has already helped the physical & mental wellbeing of a number of volunteers.

This project will only be sustainable if we manage to raise sufficient funds and grow & sell sufficient produce to be able to employ a professional market garden manager, to look after the operation, and guide our volunteers longer term. But until we get to that point, we still have many ongoing costs to try and cover.

So if you agree that this all makes a lot of sense, and you would like to support our work, we would really appreciate a small donation to our cause.  There is also a facility to make a regular monthly payment after the initial donation.

Many, many thanks.

John Riley

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Come along and choose 5 FREE, in season, fruit and veg items from the garden every month.

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