Time to Start Gardening at Tassibee

Tassibee has been successful in been awarded two grants to help develop their Community Garden and Front Garden.

In May, we were awarded the Greggs Foundation Environment Grant. We are using this grant to develop a vegetable patch and make an attractive Community Garden for wildlife and local community.

We aim to achieve this by:

  • Tidying Up and Weeding the Community Garden Area
    • Build new planting areas for wildflowers and hanging baskets
  • Clear Waste Space – Develop to grow vegetables, herbs and flowers
    • Use to cook for community events
    • Attract wildlife
  • Make homemade feeders and bird boxes, bee home and bug hotel
  • Create a Sustainable Garden – using recycled materials, compost bin, rain barrel.

We hope to make the Community Garden attractive again, so that community members feel it is a place they can come to and relax.

We are also looking at developing our front area. We have received funding from RotherFed – Summer Environment Garden Fund. We hope to use the funding to:

  • Redevelop front garden to create an attractive, inviting and welcoming area.
  • Remove weeds
  • Cut back shrubs
  • Develop rockery with solar water feature / bird bath
  • Hanging baskets / planters for flowers – along wall and metal gate.
  • Make it more colourful and attractive area and encourage others to do the same!

We will be working with volunteers to help develop both these areas.

We are currently working with Rotherham United Community Sport Trust through their National Citizen Service Programme. Fiona attended their Social Action Carousel last week hoping to attract some volunteers to help with our garden project.  She sold it as Tassibee’s own Ground Force Challenge. Fingers crossed it worked! We are hoping to hear if we have any interest in the next few days. If we so, they should be start next week!

We would also like to hear from and work with community and members of Tassibee to develop this area. If you are interested, please let us know.