The vegetable garden and the poly tunnel are part of our shared communal space and includes the Breathing Space project (see separate web page for more information). This part of the grounds is used in many ways like a traditional allotment site. For house members who want to grow food for themselves (and/or flowers) there is outside growing space and a portion of the poly-tunnel. House members work their own patch and work together with others when necessary on tasks such as compost preparation and path maintenance.
For the most enthusiastic gardeners among us (and who are available on weekdays) we have started having gardening sessions on the last Thursday of the month to work together on a range of other garden jobs.
The Breathing Space part of the garden is still used by two of the original pioneer gardeners who tend their own plots and who are also invited to join in on the garden days.