This group first set up a community garden within the town in 2008. They then went on to create a Community Food Forest on another site to experiment with fruit trees and bushes and other perennial planting.
Axbridge Community Allotment Association opted for community sites over individual allotments as it was clear that time poor families couldn’t manage allotments but could be involved in something shared. Also growing together allows the work, skills and knowledge and produce to be shared so that huge amounts of food to be grown for little time investment per family.
This project is spread across two sites:
Key Lessons Learned
Support from Somerset Community Food
Funding was granted to purchase deer proof fencing, a shed, central jobs board and get set grow training focused on those in social housing, without gardens and on low incomes or unemployed.