Community Gardens For Lincoln
Canterbury District Health
Board (CDHB) hospital land will soon be shared by
Lincoln people for recreation, therapy, educational opportunities and community-grown food.
Located at the Lincoln Maternity
Hospital grounds in James Street, the new
Community Gardens is a Lincoln Envirotown Trust project, supported by the
Envirotown Trust Chairperson Sue Jarvis said
support from local people had been
“One of our local businessmen took time out to negotiate the site at the hospital. The Trust plans to have some allotments at the gardens and a community plot. There will also be a demonstration plot, Japanese gardens and art works,” she said.
A Community Gardens Coordinator has recently been
appointed to help bring the
project to life.
Maternity Hospital Charge Midwife Anne Atkins said as well
as the health
benefits for everyone involved, the Community Gardens will help strengthen
community and hospital links.
“People may remember the site used to be
the hospital gardens. In fact many a
Lincoln mum has dined on produce from this patch,” she said.
to Ms Jarvis, ideas and inspiration have been drawn from
Christchurch City Council community gardens.
are taking the lead from our fellow community gardeners in
who have been extremely supportive. Soon, we will be able to share food
cooperatively as a community, as well as provide recreation, therapy and
educational opportunities for local people. It will be a wonderful open space for people to reconnect with the environment,” she said.
The Trust plans to develop other
sites as community gardens as they