Tring Community Food Garden Wins Award

Updated: Oct 4, 2019

We are delighted that the team behind Tring's wonderful Community Food Garden has been recognised in a prestigious local award.

The Community Champion Award is now in its tenth year, and recognises individuals and groups who go out of their way to make Dacorum a cleaner, safer and greener place to live.

Councillor Janice Marshall, Portfolio Holder for Environmental, Sustainability and Regulatory Services, said "These awards are a perfect opportunity to showcase the selfless people that we have in Dacorum, those who dedicate their spare time to making their communities cleaner, safer and greener. Your hard work is an inspiration to others and does not go unnoticed. Thank you for making Dacorum a better place for all to enjoy!" Tring Community Food Garden - Tring in Transition

The Community Garden was once a litter-strewn, derelict site, but following a partnership between Tring in Transition, Tring Allotments Association, Tring Town Council and Tring Together in summer 2016, it has since been transformed.

Hard-working volunteers have now provided a safe, clean garden. The garden provides an area for growing annual crops in raised vegetable beds and hosting barbeques and gatherings.

Part of the garden is also being developed as a Forest Garden - with a selection of fruit trees, bushes and smaller plants all of which produce something edible for the community to harvest and enjoy.

The garden is well integrated in the Tring community; the Scouts, Cubs and Beavers have helped develop the area and use it for their outdoor activities, enabling the Scouts to obtain their Community badge.

The garden is also wheelchair and pushchair accessible and offers small children the opportunity to enjoy playing in their specially created digging bed.

Christine Hopkins, one of the founding members of Tring Community Food Garden explained "The garden is for everyone in the community to enjoy. It's a peaceful place to sit and relax, to enjoy and share the produce - and maybe do some gardening. "We hope more people will come and share the garden and participate in its continuing development."

Volunteers come from a wide range of backgrounds and ages and the garden always welcomes anyone who comes to help. Every second Sunday of each month volunteers get together - and anyone is free to come along and join in at the Duckmore Lane allotments (on the right hand side through the main gate). See the Garden Page on this website or email us to find out more.

There is also a dedicated Facebook page

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