Thu, 30 Mar|
Rosamund Community Garden
Rosamund Community Garden Rainwater Harvesting Project
Help the Rosamund Community Garden conserve water
Time & Location
30 Mar, 14:00 – 17:00
Rosamund Community Garden, Longdown Rd, Guildford GU4 8PP, UK
About the Event
Come join us at the Rosamund Community Garden for a day of learning about and setting up water harvesting systems to collect rainwater for our organic community garden. Learn all about the benefits of rainwater harvesting and what it can do to help nature and reduce environmental impact.
We’ll then build a guttering system to collect rainwater from our poly tunnel and connect it into storage tanks, ready for the rain!
Rosamund Community Garden is a 19 acre site of north-facing Downland incorporating a 2 acre organic community garden and orchard, run by volunteers. On site we grow a range of fruits and vegetables and provide a welcoming natural space for volunteers to come and meet others, learn about nature and horticulture and contribute as much or as little as they wish.
We also run periodic events such as an annual apple pressing, cob and natural building techniques, willow weaving, composting etc. The garden is run as much as a nature reserve as a productive growing space, with every effort made to manage the site in a nature-friendly way.
The site owners do not live locally and on inheriting the land followed the wishes of their mother to preserve the land and run it as a community and natural space. The adjoining 17 acres of downland are grazed annually to promote biodiversity on the site by Surrey Wildlife Trust cows.