Published Wednesday, 6 April 2016
A brilliant new project has started on unused land at the front of Rodborough School.
The Community Art Garden combines community growing, food technology, community art, a sensory garden, cut flower growing and a wild meadow to encourage local ecology and biodiversity.
Supported by Waverley, Arts Partnership Surrey and Surrey County Council, the project is linked to a county wide initiative, ‘Vitamin G,’ which encourages the use of neglected spaces to improve health and wellbeing by getting local communities involved in gardening and art.
The project coincides with a new specialist autism facility, the Cullum Centre, which has opened at the school and volunteers are helping to create a sensory garden.
There will also be a variety of activities from yoga, and willow work to events such as harvest festivals and supervised sessions.
The project receives £10,000 Awards for All funding and £4,500 from Waverley for participation and activities. Rodborough School is putting in a lot of voluntary effort, and providing the space for the project. More volunteers are needed at the sessions listed below.
The project also needs donations to help replenish supplies of seeds, plants, and tools.
See our website for a list of plants and supplies needed.