We have a new garden project which coincides with setting up a tenants and residents group for the area. It is an unused patch of land tucked behind the houses, close to the prison. We want to give initial priority to local residents so if you know anyone that might be interested please put them in touch. We have plans for individual plots and shared spaces for vegetables, fruit and flowers. If anyone would like to help please let us know. We also would welcome donations of plants, cuttings, equipment, cardboard, old baths, wheelbarrow etc. etc.
Several new people have taken on miniplots at the Transition Sherwood Community Food Garden recently after previous plotholders moved on. Although the ten miniplots are all now occupied, people can also join the general garden group and join work party sessions to help with developing and maintaining shared areas of the garden such as the hedgerow, fruit bushes and trees, and two shared plots - and sharing the produce! The group would like to thank Peter, Alison, Freecycle and others for donations of a water butt, hosepipes, and plants recently - the new water butt was installed in time to catch much of July's mega rainfall, and is helping enormously with watering the drier end of the garden.
The garden will part of Sherwood Community Centre's September Spectacular open day on Sunday 22nd September, 12 - 4.30pm. The open day has a books and stories theme, and the garden will be offering a display of gardening books linked to features of the garden, herb tea tasting, bee stories, minibeast hunts, and more.... If you might be interested in getting involved with the garden, either with gardening or events such as the open day, please do get in touch - or come and meet us on 22nd September!
It's International Permaculture Day on Sunday 5th May! Let's celebrate this and Sherwood with some seed sowing! Part of Sowing Sherwood, One of the Transition Sherwood groups. Everybody welcome!
Transition Sherwood is a group of local people coming together to help our communities become less dependent on fossil fuels, become more resilient, and reduce our impact on the environment. The group started in 2008, with an active group initiating a range of events and projects. This evolved into a smaller group concentrating on two community gardens from 2015.
Updates about local community and environmental events, and national and international climate change and environmental issues are currently shared mainly via our Facebook page.
Transition Sherwood is very pleased to be a member of the Nottingham Growing Network in 2016-17, with funding from the People's Postcode Lottery supporting sharing of skills and resources around a network of growing projects.
The website's title picture is part of a mural in Hood St, Sherwood, painted by local young people in 2008 - signatures below.