This is the plan I created for the first Community Garden in Hastings. I worked from the sketches of my colleague Joel, who designed the garden and has instigated the whole project. I started working on it as a volunteer in Feb 2009. We are waiting for Lottery funding to complete the hard landscaping and have had to make the most of not having the design completed.
Here is a panoramic view of the site with the fruit trees and bushes planted on the left and right banks. Planted with apples, gooseberries, raspberries, blackcurrants and figs.
Volunteers lend a hand preparing the first vegetable bed by digging off the top layer of grass and turning it over.
This is my two year old son who has been with me as I worked on the garden. The newly planted raspberry canes are being mulched with cardboard to keep down weeds before being covered over with hay.
The poster I created with my husband to advertise the garden.
I'm an artist, illustrator, gardener, crafter and mum to a six year old. I live in the beautiful seaside town of Hastings on the South Coast of England. I love thrifting, swimming in the sea, cycling, upcycling, exploring and documenting the natural world.