We want to reinvigorate Guernsey’s food landscape, encouraging sustainable and self-sufficient food production by providing a space that holds community spirit and social wellbeing at its core. We want to be a source for education and nurture innovative growing in Guernsey.
- To develop the community garden: Planting, growing and harvesting our own food to consume and sell.
- To encourage and invite innovation: Working with startups to provide a place to try out new ideas and develop new and unique ventures.
- To become a base for education in Guernsey: hosting workshops and opening our doors to groups to learn and benefit from the space.
Our story so far
We’ve been working hard at the Edible Guernsey Farm with groups of volunteers and community service groups clearing weeds and brambles inside and out, planting trees, removing old mechanical infrastructure, tidying and preparing the soil for planting.
Our existing members have been working at the site for over 5 years, creating raised beds and stocking our hedge-vedge stall.
We have also been receiving great help from The Community and Environmental Project group who have been a great help clearing brambles and clearing overgrown areas to allow us to plant there as well as groups like the Oberlands Recovery and Wellbeing service who have helped tend some of our patches.
We have been lucky to have 200 tonnes of soil donated and our members have helped to turn the soil to make sure it is the right condition for our planting to thrive. We have also been donated hundreds of raspberry plants by Forest Foods and Mens’ Shed have given us seeds.
We have an on site well which was in need of repair to provide water. After some hard grafting with our neighbours, Mens’ Shed to bring back to a usable state, we have now installed the right infrastructure to deliver a water supply across our site.
If you would like to lend a hand or would like to donate materials, take a look at how you can get involved here.