Dig for Victory!

Andy and Dave helping out on the Alma Grove garden
Andy and Dave helping out on the Alma Grove garden

The new section of the communal garden at Alma Grove was created in October 2008 with funding from Fishergate Ward Committee after the projected was voted through by residents.

Fishergate Councillor Andy D’Agorne and I joined many local residents on Saturday to clear dead plants ravaged by the Winter’s frosts and to dig out pernicious weeds.  The real success is that the community is organising itself to do these things now.

Andy and I turned up to help for a couple of hours, but it’s the people who live in these streets who are taking it forward, and working with the ‘Edible York’ group to plant fruit bushes in place of woody undergrowth
cleared by the Council over the Winter.  It’s a great example for other
areas in York to follow.

Dave Taylor, Green Councillor for Fishergate Ward

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