St James Allotments
ST JAMES VEGETABLE GARDENS
Anyone who has taken a train to Exmouth will know the allotments behind St James Park station. Now revamped and renamed St James Vegetable Gardens, plot holders and friends are delighted that the Gardens have been assessed as ‘Thriving’ by the RHS ‘It’s Your Neigbourhood’ scheme.
The assessor toured the site, heard about the wildlife and inspected the new eco-friendly rainwater collection system, supported by Rainshare, taking rain water from a roof in Powderham Crescent.
Sunday morning working parties of existing and potential plot holders have been working on maintenance tasks and clearance of shared spaces and potential vacant plots.
At the first SJVG AGM in July plans for the coming horticultural year were agreed and the ambition to be offered a Network Rail lease to be signed on behalf of plot holders by ESJCT Ltd to secure the site for St James in perpetuity was confirmed.
The new eco-friendly raincapture raincapture system at St James Vegetable Gardens
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