Gardening projects are undertaken as follows –
- Recently a team of residents have started Guerilla Gardening, watch out for the posters. The first session was “Bindweed Bothering”, the idea is to tackle tasks that are too manpower intensive for the gardening team to tackle. Watch out for the posters.
- We have a team of people who have adopted several of their local community planters and work to maintain them – if you want more information on how to do this please email us
- Periodically we have gardening days with children to get them involved in understanding plants and wildlife. Watch the website and notice boards
- In-depth works. Several projects have been carried out on the pond and Swales (the central watercourse). This, of course, should be the task of the ground maintenance team, there has been some neglect by them in doing this. As Crest Nicholson and Barratts hand over the responsibility for groundwork to Premier Estates, we plan to work together with them to improve these and the nature areas.
If you want to get involved please contact us.
Houndwood – Winning Community Garden Awards
In 2017 The Houndwood Community Group, a resident’s association, on the Houndwood and Icon estates in Street were recognised by Knightstone for their work on community gardens. They received first place in the “Blooming Marvellous Competition” across Knightstone Sites in the South West. Jacqui Pirrie was also awarded the first prize as “Green Warrior” for her work in organising and coordinating community litter picks, planting, gardening and general upkeep, and replacing the planters on the entrance to the estate. Having received the combined award of £350 in vouchers the community group plan even greater things for 2018.