The Craven Arms Community Garden was developed in 2000 with funding from the National Lottery and the Millennium Commission under the auspices of Grow Cook Share – now Grow Cook Learn.
The CACG comprises some 60 micro-allotments which are currently gardened by some 20 gardeners with many gardeners tending more than one plot. These plots are available to members of the local community for an annual rent that varies according to plot size and which starts at £5.00 per plot accompanied by a commitment to attend monthly Tidy Days (typically on the first Saturday and Sunday of each month) for 2 hours contribution to maintenance of the communal areas.
Over time the Craven Arms Community Garden (CACG) has been made more sustainable and environmentally-friendly with the addition of composting facilities, rainwater catchment and a shelter.
During April 2015 further composting and rainwater catchment has been added in readiness for the installation of poly-tunnels.
More recently new fencing and improved security projects have been completed in order to protect the polytunnel from damage. We have also constructed some inclusive raised beds and re-surfaced paths so that they are suitable for wheelchair gardeners.