Community garden

A new community garden is set to bloom with the help of nationally-accredited compost made from people’s garden waste.

Yorganics was pleased to provide four large bulk bags of its compost to be used in the community garden, which was officially opened this week in the town of Norton, North Yorkshire.

Situated at the Norton Hive Library and Community Hub it features raised beds, seating areas, water feature and a sensory garden.

The garden was created over six months by a group of volunteers who took over the running of the library in 2017.

They wanted to provide an area in the centre of the town for the community to enjoy.
A centrepiece of the garden are the raised beds which have been used to plant flowers.

Mike Gwilliam, who planned and project managed the creation of the garden, said: “It was clear when we started filling the beds that we wouldn’t have enough soil, so I approached Yorganics and they were very kind in offering to provide enough compost to enable us to complete the job.

“It’s even better knowing that the compost was made from the garden waste we recycle, and we are now looking forward to seeing the garden mature over the next 12 months.
“The garden was created by the community, for the community and was a real labour of love.

“It involved 450 hours of volunteers’ time and without their hard work and support – along with organisations like Yorganics, Ryedale District Council and Norton Town Council – none of this would have been possible.”

Sam Wright, Yorganics Field Sales Executive, said: “We try to support community projects like this wherever possible, and we are delighted to have been able to provide Yorganics for the raised beds.

“Effectively we have returned the compost to the area where it was first generated, in the garden of people living in Norton, so it’s an excellent example of closed loop recycling.

“We would also like to thank our partner, Harper Aggregates, for delivering the compost on our behalf.”

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