A bunch of us visited Highbridge community farm near Eastleigh at the weekend – what an experience!
Being in the country, it benefits from the generosity of a farmer neighbour who shares with them 20 acres of arable land. This enabled them to create a self-sufficient market garden on a totally different scale to our community garden at Canoe Lake.
The operating principles and ethos though are similar, embracing green practices, sharing and community involvement together with a can-do-it-together spirit among those who garden there.
Portsmouth is a crowded city, so it’s worth looking out for any growing space opportunities around you – and keep an eye out for dig-for-victory initiatives alongside the D-Day anniversary commemorations next year when Southsea Green will cultivate a special wartime plot for South East in Bloom.