Rye Community Garden is a fun local opportunity that anyone from the local community can get involved in as a volunteer. In 2020 we were running sessions for no more than six people every Saturday afternoon between 2pm and 4pm. With the latest lockdown we are not able to do that. People can still come to the garden but no more than two at a time. As and when restrictions are eased we hope to reopen for larger sessions, in line with goverment guidelines. Watch this space for updates – we hope to see you in the garden soon.
A little about us…
The work in the garden wouldn’t be made possibly without the help of our regular volunteers – who help to dig, water and harvest all of our locally produced fruit and veg!
The garden is an unregistered charity run by a management committee.
Nigel Jennings (Chair)
Dominic Manning (Secretary)
Susan Wilson (Treasurer)
Pip al-Khafaji (Newsletter Editor)
Rye Community Garden is currently in the process of appointing a new Volunteer Coordinator for 2021! The Coordinator will be running the weekly sessions, recruiting new volunteers and helping the project to expand next year.
A place for people and wildlife
The garden consists of a number of two storage sheds, organic vegetable plots, a heritage orchard, a wildflower meadow and an eco-toilet. We have two large rainwater collection systems, a rotated compost system and try to grow food in a sustainable way that benefits local biodiversity.
The garden is alive with an amazing number of birds, mammals, reptiles, bees, butterflies and other insects. Why not come along and do some wildlife spotting? – We even have a regular family of slow-worms who enjoy basking in the sun.