We have started a community garden here in Vedeche. At the moment, it is quite small, but soon we will be making it bigger. It is available to use for free by anyone in the local community (that is everyone who lives in the Pays de Salers area) and it is open all the time.
We try our best to make sure there are constant vegetables in the community garden but due to weather and unforeseen circumstances there may be times when things are not growing so well. We encourage people to help maintain the garden whenever they have time. Gardening can be a full-time job for one or two people. With the help of the community we can make sure produce is more abundant.
There is a table next to the garden where we put any vegetables picked within the week, please help yourselves to these. Any donations (such as tools, seeds, compost, gloves etc) given to the community garden will be stored here but available to use by everyone on the premises.
Things you can do in the community garden
plant seeds, share seeds, plant vegetables, share vegetables, do some gardening, sit and relax, bring children and teach them all about growing food, use the spring water to water plants, share recipes.
We are collecting and exchanging organic seeds from all over the world and eventually will have a big seed bank available to the local community. We also collect seeds from our community garden from the vegetables we let ‘go to seed’, these are all organic.
Gardening is well known as a type of therapy. It has many health benefits. It improves mental health by lowering anxiety and reducing depression. It also improves physical heath by being in the fresh air and being connected to nature.
We kindly ask people to treat it with respect.
Only take what they need at the time. Vegetables should only be picked once they are ready/ripe. If you are not sure when this is, please ask us.
Use no chemicals on the garden as we try our best to keep everything as natural, healthy, and as close to nature as possible.
You are free to come and have a look and ask questions.
Let’s share our experiences and inspire each other.