The Village Update

Tue, Apr 21, 2009



If you read this blog a few weeks back you would have seen that I am keen to secure a small plot  in a wonderful  group of allotments very near to my house in Eastbourne called The Village – right in the middle of the Meads if anyone knows the area.

I keep popping  to see who has been planting what and how the soil is warming up under the warm sun that has been around over the past few weeks.

Today it looked absolutely gorgeous  – I really wanted to get digging and plant the beetroot and onion seeds that have been sitting on my desk for ages. Here are a few pics to show you why I am so keen on this very special place .


The Village a lovely large sqaure surrounded by beautiful Victorian houses with lots of friendly people who share a garden together. Some people grow veg and others have just planted flowers and shrubs with benches to watch the world go by. Its a real community garden  – with a mix of “grow your own” and “grow with your neighbour”.


The UK is full of places like this – check if there are any in your area from a organisation called The Farm Garden

Community gardening is also big in America and Canada, where the interest is multiplied ten times over. Check out this excellent web-site at

Australia too can boast many groups that garden in this way:

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