Impact of Lockdown
LCG have been active from the announcement of lockdown in March. Being in the food growing category,HCG has been a perfect place for our growers to exercise and spend time out in fresh air when restrictions were at there peak. As time has passed, the benefits for people’s mental health have come to the fore. The Community Garden has become a haven for many of our folks to enjoy the perfect weather growing fresh fruit and vegetables which they will enjoy later in the season.
As most of our volunteers had to be stood down, as they are from a certain age bracket, the staff plus 1 volunteer have taken on the role of garden maintenance and are doing a wonderful job.
July and August, we will allow visitors to the garden keeping to the government restrictions on how many people and the latest social distancing measures.