Lewes FC Community Garden Open Event

By Gemma McFarlane, Grow Cook Eat network coordinator

When we invited people to join us gardening at Lewes
Football Club last week, some were a bit confused! I could see a vision of
digging up the football pitch going through their minds.

Be reassured, the immaculate football field was untouched by us! We were helping in the community garden nestled in one corner of the grounds overlooking the football field.

The community garden was established in 2021 when a new football club signing – Bradley Pritchard asked for it as part of his contract. Bradley had set up a community garden in Lewisham and is passionate about getting people growing.

Read more about the garden from Ruby’s previous visit here.

After a very warm welcome with hot drinks and pastries in the club house, we heard more about the fantastic work being done by the club for equality, community, and the environment as well as how the community garden was established, before heading over there with our tools ready to work.

New beds have just been added to make the garden accessible for different needs and there was a lot of tidying up to do. The 20 strong team got straight to work, weeding, tidying and laying new paths, moving the spoil and pruning.

We were rewarded with a delicious Moroccan stew made by Lucie Simon from feelgoodfood.co.uk

This event was one of the Grow Cook Eat Network open days aimed to bring people from community food groups together to learn from each other and for people to find out more about how their local community food project works and ways to get involved.

Sign up to our Grow Cook Eat email here to find out about future open days and other events happening in the district. 

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  1. A.S,Kalume

    It was fantastic to see the before and after images.We are glad that our joint partnership is growing stronger everyday

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