Greenslate Farm Memory Garden
Our aim is to create a garden area for the local community to use for quiet relaxation, reflection but also a space to meet others. A haven.
We have had some sad events around the farm area in the last year odd and this is an influence on our idea, but we didn't want to call it a memorial garden as this seems a bit negative, we want it to be thoughtful place in remembrance of the sad memories but also create a space for happy ones as well.
Our design is to create a seating area surrounded by raised beds full of seasonal colourful flowers and shrubs. With a fruit tree in the centre as a focus with others planted outside. The whole outer area to be made into a bee friendly wildflower mini meadow. A hedge to be planted on the fence line with a variety of hedging kindly donated to the farm by the Woodland Trust.
Now and How.
This is a picture of the area we wish to create the memory Garden in. Access will be open to all via the farm main entrance. The location has been selected as it is a quieter area on a busy farm in between our community allotments.
It will be constructed by farm volunteers and care farm students. We aim to use reclaimed timber to make the raised beds and source all other requirements locally. Greenslate Community Farm is committed to reducing carbon emissions, We do our best to work to organic and permaculture principles. We are committed to supporting local ethical businesses wherever possible.