St. Martin’s has been working with Southdene Neighbourhood Network to open the patch of land behind the church as a space for community gardening and allotments. We’ve finally managed to secure the funding from Liverpool Housing Trust and Church Urban Fund, and the land has been transformed into four large allotments and four raised beds. The allotments are being used by a variety of community groups, including Southdene Resource Centre, Kirkby Women’s Health group, Kirkby Network, the University of the Third Age and St. Martin’s.
The name of the garden was decided after a competition among the prospective gardeners from the Southdene Resource Centre, and they came up with St. Martin’s Cabbage Patch!
We are officially opening the garden on Thursday 31st – keep an eye out for home grown vegetables in the coming months, and if you’ve got green fingers, or would like to develop them, then let us know!