East Horsley News
Tuesday, 17 July 2018 08:06

Grow your own vegetables

Grace & Flavour is a community garden in West Horsley, if you are interested in eating healthier home grown produce why not visit the garden to see how you could "grow your own". The great thing about a community garden is that there is loads of advice and support available, invaluable if you are new to gardening or just trying out a new crop.

Check out their website www.graceandflavour.org

The allotments at Grace & Flavour are a discrete project, outside/alongside the walled garden. They are operated by Grace & Flavour on behalf of the East and West Horsley Parish Councils. They are accessible through the main Grace & Flavour entrance on Ripley Lane, next to Dene Place. 

After a great deal of effort clearing the land the allotments were released to the plotholders on Saturday 2nd April 2011. The first plant - a gooseberry bush. Since then much effort has been put into the plots by the allotmenteers who have reaped the benefit of their hard work with fresh locally grown produce. 

The allotments are leased direct from Grace and Flavour, and your local Parish Council will channel applications and manage the waiting list.  

Priority is given to local residents, and allotments are for growing fruit, vegetables, and/or flowers for personal and family use only. The lease is based on national standard allotment contracts.  

To get your name onto the waiting list for an allotment at Grace & Flavour you should contact your Parish clerk: 

West Horsley Parish Clerk e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

East Horsley Parish Clerk e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

You can always volunteer in the community garden while you are waiting - and may decide to stay there (at least you can have a holiday, confident that your veg will be tended and watered by the community team!

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