Hinton and Lawler Community Garden in Litherland, England
Getting to the roots of the community
One Vision Housing
25 February 2013
The Hinton and Lawler Community Garden project recently launched in Litherland; converting an unused and unsightly dumping ground into a functional garden where the community can grow their own healthy fruit and vegetables.
One Vision Housing planned and implemented the community project in partnership with The Conservation Volunteers, the local residents, and year 5 and 6 pupils from Lander Road Primary School in Litherland; who have continued to demonstrate their commitment.
Community Development Officer at One Vision, Nikki Bonner, said: “Each week, whether rain or snow, the school children and tenant volunteers have came down to the garden and set to work.
“It’s amazing to see how a wasted space can be turned into something so beneficial to the whole community. We hope to engage other local residents and schools, who will help us to maintain and sustain the garden long term – they’re sure to see the fruits of their labour in no time.”
Already the volunteers have cleared the site, planted a selection of trees including cherry, pear, and plum, and have installed three large raised beds. Eventually there will be eight of these beds, each containing a selection of fresh vegetables and herbs.
Celebrity Scarecrows rule the roost at Litherland’s community garden
One Vision Housing
15 April 2013
The 8 scarecrows, which will act as a deterrent for birds, come in the shape of a famously scouse celebrities including John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Cilla Black, Ken Dodd and Olympic Medallist Daniel Purvis.
Year 5 and 6 pupils from Lander Road Primary School are just some of the many volunteers that regularly give up their time to create and maintain the community garden, and have helped to transform a derelict piece of land into a functional garden where the community can grow their own healthy fruit and vegetables.
Community Development Officer at One Vision, Nikki Bonner, said: “One of the garden’s volunteers suggested that we add scarecrows to the garden, and we thought that immortalizing famous Liverpool people would be a great opportunity to inject some fun and culture into the garden.