As part of the Cambridge Sustainable Food Charter we support food-related activities such as community gardens and orchards.
A community garden is land that has been taken over by the local community on a not-for-profit basis. It is usually owned by the local authority, privately owned, or derelict, and situated in a built-up area.
Community growing spaces are a great way of bringing local people together. They can improve health and fitness, provide educational value, and even lead to a local reduction in crime and vandalism.
There is no ‘standard’ growing space in terms of plot size, shape or materials – people create them where they can. Some are based around food production, including the planting of orchards, while others are created for ornamental or recreational purposes.
For further information email email@example.com.
Growing spaces in Cambridge
These community gardens are run by local groups on council-owned land.
- East Barnwell community orchard: contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- Chesterton Vie central space, near Scholar's Walk
- Empty Common community garden, near Brooklands Avenue
- Midsummer Common community orchard, near Newmarket Road
- Romsey community garden, near Marmora Road
- Trumpington community orchard, near Foster Road