The Hexham Middle School Community Garden was founded in 2010 when Transition Tynedale was offered the use of a piece of land adjacent to Hexham Middle School. The plan was to create a community garden to be used by school children, local groups and individuals. We also run courses and workshops from the garden to teach basic growing skills and to allow people hands on experience of gardening.
Since then, the garden has grown and developed into a beautiful haven of native species hedges, fruit trees, as well as basic crops. We have made quirky features such as turf sofas and a willow den, as well as the necessities of compost heaps, water butts and storage.
We are a friendly bunch, and always happy to see new faces. So if you’d like to seek refuge from your too-busy schedule, weekend sessions are now possible again ~ we are there most weekends in the chief growing season and often in the quieter times too.
There’s a selection of crops to harvest in season! As you may have heard the Middle School is vacating the site at some stage this year [ probably] so the future of the garden is in question. In more normal times hard work will be rewarded with tea and biscuits, and good company. At present you could bring your own flask and snack!
Contact: Elizabeth Leonard via firstname.lastname@example.org