Littleham estate can get taste of The Good Life

RESIDENTS on the Littleham Housing Estate can get a taste of ‘The Good Life’ with a new community gardening project aimed at getting householders to grow their own produce.

RESIDENTS on the Littleham Housing Estate can get a taste of ‘The Good Life’ with a new community gardening project aimed at getting householders to grow their own produce.

Transition Town Exmouth and East Devon District Council is working with Home Grown Community Owned (HogCo) and their community volunteers to set up a community gardening project on the Littleham estate.

HogCo is a five year programme working with rural communities across Devon to support local food projects which helps groups to join together to develop skills and seek opportunities to grow their own food.

And now they are inviting people who might be who would like to learn how to grow their own vegetables, who could teach others their gardening skills and who would find free training in gardening skills useful for future employment or for their own enjoyment.


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The initiative comes just as demand for Exmouth’s 400 plus allotments at the town council’s Hamilton Lane and Pound Lane sites is at a record high with a long waiting list.

Paul Strange from Transition Town Exmouth said: “Would you like to grow your own food? Are you interested in doing some voluntary work outdoors, helping to establish a community garden in Littleham? If so organisers are keen to hear your ideas.”

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Polly Anderson, Community Development Worker for EDDC said “This is a wonderful opportunity for people of different ages and skills to get together and help each other produce good quality food and become part of a gardening community. Being involved can improve health and happiness, it helps people develop new skills and make new friends and above all, it’s fun!”

A meeting to explore setting up this project is being held at Clayton House Community Centre on the Littleham estate on Saturday 5 March at 1-3pm. Anyone interested is invited to attend to find out more.

Further details can be obtained from Polly Anderson on 01395 516 551 ext 2372.

or Sue Down on 07789 535746.

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