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Help us bounce back post COVID19!

by Haygrove Community Gardens in Ross On Wye, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 15th July 2020 we successfully raised £1,217 with 19 supporters in 134 days

To re-open Ross Community Garden ASAP. We must bounce back, as our work will be more important than ever before. THANK YOU!

by Haygrove Community Gardens in Ross On Wye, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Our "stretch target" is £2180. If met, we will be able to pay for new beds and structural materials that will help ensure that we end 2020 on a very positive note! The extra materials will allow our garden users to grow more veggies - making up in part, for the therapeutic hours lost in the summer of 2020.


A well established, highly valued project that must survive to thrive. 

The Ross-on-Wye Community Garden has been running since 2013. It has since evolved into a valuable community asset.  Last year, the project was regularly used by 70 adults with a range of mental and physical health challenges, and was supported by 12 regular volunteers. It also hosted a record 481 school children! 

Supporting those who need a hand.

Under normal circumstances, the garden is an accessible, welcoming place for people to congregate. Stories told by our users demonstrate that the project has resulted in reduced isolation, has built self-confidence, and has developed new skills. It has catalysed friendships. It has seen more than 400 veg boxes delivered to the local food bank, and it has enhanced an ecologically valuable green space in the middle of town.

Engaging more school children with every passing year.

The garden has become a popular venue for outdoor learning, particularly for children from local Primary Schools. It will be again! Our mission for these school visits has been:

  • to create awareness about how food is grown, 
  • to promote healthy eating, 
  • and to (hopefully!)  inspire the next generation of horticulturalists.

But we are closed due to COVID19. And want to bounce back!

A tough year for many! Our community garden, like many projects, has been forced to shut its doors. To the disappointment of all of our users, volunteers and visiting school children. Safety first. 

We know we will be bouncing back after this lost summer. Our work using therapeutic horticulture MUST continue. It will be more important than ever before! 

We need to raise £1180 to replace lost income from sales.

We rely on income from the sale of plug plants etc. grown by our users, over the summer. These funds are critical in covering the absolute basics: paying the rent, water, and other odds and ends to keep things going.  It is not a glamorous or flashy proposal, we are simply asking you to help us pay the bills so we can bounce back.

We know it is a reachable target. Thank you for helping us nail it!

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

£20 Reward

The List of Heroes! If you like, we'd be delighted to publicly recognise your contribution by posting your name and a short message on the Haygrove Community Gardens Facebook page.

£50 or more

1 of 30 claimed

£50 Reward

Strawberries and cream on us! Your invitation to have a free summer-time tour of Ross Community Garden followed by some (donated) refreshments. We'd love to hear more about your passion for mental health, and give you a personal update on our school engagement efforts in 2020 so far. Date TBC.

£200 or more

0 of 20 claimed

£200 Reward

Gobsmacked. Thank you. An invitation to engage. If keen, please join us for a facilitated worskshop-style conversation at Ross-On-Wye Community Garden, to help us further develop our mental health offering. External speaker (a mental health subject matter expert) TBC. Not really a "reward" perhaps, but a great way to build relationships and lay the foundation for potential future collaboration that results in ongoing improvement!

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