Community Garden at St Chad's Woodseats

After coming up with the idea of creating a community garden for the residents of the S8 postal area of Sheffield, the leaders of this ongoing project approached St Chad's Woodseats with a proposal. An agreement was formed which would see a plot of land adjacent to and owned by the church be used, free of charge, for the community garden. This meant the church would no longer have to cover maintenance costs, but would continue to benefit from access to use of the land, while the garden could be developed at a relatively low cost and ensure its long-term use. 

The community garden is roughly a year old and in that time, it has been transformed. It is now a more biodiverse space, featuring a wildflower meadow and a bug hotel, with plans in place to introduce a pond and a greater number of bee-friendly plants. 

Woodseats Community Garden in the sun

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