MARY TAVY CORONATION HALL & RECREATION GROUND

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At the time of publication 11 plots have been booked, but we still have two half plots available. We’re currently applying for funding to provide the community gardens – raised beds where anyone can come and get some advice and have a go at growing what they want for a season. If you’re interested in joining us, if you’ve got a question or want to help us then please contact the Secretary, John Bright on 07704634695 or preferably by email: enquiries.mtcaga@gmail.com

Allotments can be great places: They are better for the environment and better for the health of the community. Allotments are referred to as Green Gyms; burning calories, improving fitness, reducing blood pressure as well as bringing proven psychological benefits. But above it all, there’s nothing quite like eating something you’ve grown yourself!

Unusually for an allotment site, ours is located within the Memorial Recreation Ground in the centre of our village. The location is important for our ambition to be an integral part of our community. We plan for the site to provide an additional forum for social interaction, bringing together all sorts of different people to share a common interest. A place where knowledge can be gained and shared. We hope people passing by will stop for a chat and a look at what we’re doing, maybe walk away with a renewed enthusiasm for growing their own food and even a carrot to munch on!

 

Growing the Community of Mary Tavy

A very warm welcome from the members of the Mary Tavy Community Allotment Garden Association. In July 2017 a group of us who are keen gardeners came together as an Association with the aim of creating allotments and a community growing area within the village. Our goal was to find a site in the village where we could create allotments for the committed gardeners and a community space for a communal shed together with gardens and small “starter” plots.

It’s been a lot of work getting our project off the ground, but with the support of our community, the trustees of the Recreation Ground who have helped us in so many ways, the majority of our Parish Council and local developers Harrington Homes we’re confident that we will be growing vegetables in the spring of 2019.

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