Harvest time at St Swithuns Kitchen Garden

Before and After- May to October

You’ll find St Swithun’s Church on the crest of Hither Green Lane and it is the hub of the small community. Behind the Church is a large plot over which there is always a background threat of development by the Diocese.

Rev Jane and the Jenni the gardener have set out to transform what was a scrubby lawn with a hole in the middle into a productive kitchen garden with 2 bee hives.

Almost accidentally the kitchen garden is run along permaculture principles- compost making and feeding the soil early in the season is top priority. Weeding is not so important!

Audrey, a volunteer from the congregation has been instrumental in the garden having it’s most productive ever year. Plus back in the spring a team of Community Paybackers (the new name for Community Service) were on site to handle the heavy work. Link to more photos


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