The Shared Garden project has been awarded a grant of £1,180 by Shell Better Britain Campaign (SBBC). The grant will go to continue the development of the shared allotment plots in West Bridgford.

Four allotment plots are being worked by 14 families who each commit two hours a week to working on the site. At the end of the season the produce will be shared amongst the workers. As well as using organic gardening methods the group are also following a biodynamic calendar which takes account of the cosmic influences.

SBBC forms part of Shell UK's Community Investment Programme. The Campaign provides a package of information and grants designed to encourage more people to embrace the principles of sustainability as they carry out local activities to improve their environment. With a growing Network of 25000 members, the Campaign continues to develop a wealth of practical experience.

This is helping communities who are finding ways to improve local life that combine social, economic and environmental benefits.

Campaign Director, Peter Woodward says, "We are now targeting our grants fund to support a wide variety of good ideas so that other local groups can share their - experiences of building a better life through our Information Service. Shared Garden Project is exactly the kind of initiative we want to tell people about. We hope the lead taken by this group will be an inspiration to others.

Any community group working to improve their local area can join the Campaign's Network which gives access to a wide range of information, advice and grant funds.

Contact :

Shell Better Britain Campaign,
King Edward House,
135a New Street,
Birmingham, B2 4 QJ

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