Fruitful lunch for community project group
An organisation which aims to bring people together did just that during a lunchtime.
The Shepway Chariots took part in the Big Lunch initiative of the Eden Project at its community garden on the corner of Hampshire Drive and Norfolk Road in Shepway.
Around 30 guests enjoyed a barbecue, as well as being given strawberries, rhubarb and gooseberries which were grown on site. The Shepway Chariots is a group which encourages people to get together over shared projects.
It has breathed new life into the previously disused allotment, acquired from Maidstone Borough Council, which was a hot spot for fly-tipping and antisocial behaviour.
The half-acre site is open to members of the public to get involved in growing plants and harvesting fruit and vegetables, and residents can take produce home. The group is also running a summer holiday club for children.
Nikki Gough, the founder, said the successful project had become much bigger than expected when it began in January 2017.
For more about the Shepway Chariots see https://shepwaychariots.org
The Shepway Chariots’ Big Lunch event