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2014 has been a busy year in the Trinity Community Garden with community projects using our spaces to grow, forage and cook and participants experiencing truly sustainable living and the complete food cycle. The garden has also provided a place for workshops, children's quests, community events and gatherings through Comic Relief, Community First and Quartet funding.

2014 has been a busy year in the Trinity Community Garden with community projects and groups using our spaces to grow, forage and cook and participants experiencing truly sustainable living and the complete food cycle. The garden has also provided a place for workshops, children's quests, community events and gatherings through Comic Relief, Community First and Quartet funding.

We have also played host to the Wild Walks for Wellbeing group and delivered the Children's Good Food Adventures (every Saturday in October) for the Activate West Side project, funded by Awards for All.

Between April and October, the garden brought together around 60 members of the community every month, as part of their weekly and monthly drop-in sessions and special celebrations. We worked with a wide range of people but have specially ran tailored weekly sessions for adults with mental health issues.

We had a small set back in June, when considerable damage was done to the hand-built roundhouse building after it was set on fire, leaving walls and ceiling burnt and damaged. We dedicated Trinity's Big Gig on Sun 13th July to the Community Garden, to help raise funds to repair the damage done and thanks to Incredible Edible donations we were able to complete the necessary works in record time. We also received a Churngold Environment grant and we now have storage for all our wood and flamable materials!

BYCA awarded us two grants to run Summer and October half term activities for children’s aged 6-12yrs. Activities included fire lighting, herbal first aid, food growing, cooking, arts & crafts and den building. Over 30 children came along to the sessions, fully immersing themselves in nature and learning about their environment.

The aim of all of our activities is to increase peoples confidence, well-being and to get them to work together. We think 2014 has been all about that with a great big thank you to all the volunteers involved!

If you're interested in community gardening and would like to get involved in our Trinity Community Garden project, contact lisat@3ca.org.uk

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