Hartcliffe Health and Environmental Action Group – October 2016

A blustery storm last winter ripped the oldest poly tunnel to shreds, quite beyond repair. This largest poly tunnel provided a good growing space plus it could be used for demonstrations. Inside the poly tunnel there was also an old vine which produced an abundant crop of sweet black grapes every year. Clearly the vine would not survive a winter without shelter.

The group applied to the Avon Gardens Trust to see if there was a possibility we could help out with replacing this valuable resource. HHEAG is of so much benefit to the local community with their Greens Community Gardens project. Participation in urban agriculture not only benefits people’s health and improves the environment, but community based learning and training opportunities develop participants employability and can help people back into work. The Avon Gardens Trust was pleased to be able to continue their support for HHEAG with providing a new cover for the poly tunnel.

Wendy Pollard