All donations to this crowdfund up to £2500 will be TRIPLED by Wild Isles and Aviva (up to £250/donor) - and doubled after that.
In 2022, we set up the Goodery Garden, a two acre, Organic market garden in Bintree, Norfolk.
We wanted to not only cultivate more local Organic produce, and feed more of Norfolk with healthy, good food; we wanted to facilitate the growth and training of the next generation of Organic growers here in East Anglia.
A year and a bit on and our Head Grower Jen has done an amazing job of transforming the bare land to a verdant and productive garden.
However, we believe the Garden can be even more than a productive and sustainable market garden, that it can be a place:
- where growers can learn skills and share knowledge
- where the local community can experience sustainable food growing
- where people are reconnected to their source of food and to the soil
To achieve this we need to get the garden ready for the public, create teaching spaces, and create a fund for our growers to dedicate time to teaching and welcoming the community.
We're looking to raise a total of £10,000 - which would mean raising £3750 from at least 20 different donors.
This would be spent on
£1,740 on a Greenhouse for teaching. This would be used for seed sowing, potting on etc.
£420 on Greenhouse installation
£4340 on a covered teaching space (polytunnel). This would mean teaching could go on throughout the year. It would be used for teaching general growing techniques.
£2000 on a year of weekly community teaching time for grower.
£500 on participant tools.
£1000 on making the market garden hospitable and community ready, including a better toilet space, food area etc.
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