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Work begins on the Andover Community Garden

On Friday 31st December, Part one of the ground clearance for the Augusta Park community garden took place .

Most of the brambles have now been removed and made into a ‘dead hedge’ to mark a pathway. Michael Parker, Chairman of Rooting for Andover says, “We are busy with bramble removal on the community garden at the moment, from my own experience it can take a very long time to remove it all forever, from getting all the crowns out to fresh seeded plants (its seeds can remain viable for 100 years!!) Its also recommended the chopped up brambles are burnt (best leave a week or 2 for them to dry out a bit) “

TVBC Cllr Nick Matthews says, “I am delighted work has now started. I genuinely can’t wait to “put a spade in”, obviously under the teams direction. Happy new year to all of you.”

Vicki Cunningham one of the core team behind setting up the community garden says, “Thank you to everyone who came down to help.”

They are looking for volunteers to help with work on the garden the next date is planned for 16th January . If you’re interested in getting involved going forward, fill in the volunteer form

To find out more about this community gardening project visit their Facebook page, Rooting 4 Andover or visit their website.

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