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Garden for New Bilton community launches this weekend

Rugby Editorial 19th Jun, 2015 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016

A COMMUNITY edible garden project is being planted in New Bilton this weekend.

The second New Bilton community edible garden scheme, based at St Matthews and St Oswalds Church on Lawford Road, will allow the community to plant and pick ingredients like fruit, vegetables and herbs around the neighbourhood.

New Bilton county councillor Maggie O’Rourke said: “The New Bilton community are leading the way with this project and there has already been a lot of interest and recognition locally and nationally by Britain in Bloom.”

Master Gardener Gary Handley, who leads the New Bilton Project, will teach children how to grow their own fruit and vegetables.

This scheme has been made possible through partnerships between the local community and the private, public and third sectors.

The project is supported by Rugby Borough Council, Warwickshire County Council, New Bilton Community Association, m2o, Cemex, Midland Heart and Willmott Dixon Partnerships who have supplied the workforce and the raised beds.

This is the second site for the New Bilton Community Edible Garden Project, with the first located at the Jubilee Recreation Ground, Bridle Road, New Bilton. The two schemes will be celebrated at a special harvest event in September where the produce will be used in a cookery demonstration led by the local community.

The new project will be launched on Saturday June 20 from noon in the grounds of St Matthews and St Oswalds Church.

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