Congratulations to the Lynsted Community Kitchen Garden (LCKG) who've won Silver in the Wilder Kent Awards, organised by the Kent Wildlife Trust. This recognised the work done by LCKG towards climate-resilient approaches to growing/gardening and supporting nature.
LCKG was also given an Achievement Award in the 'Growing Together Award 2023 for Community Gardening' run by BBC's The One Show and the Royal Horticultural Society.
Extra funding is coming their way with a £2,500 grant from the BUPA Foundation to support the development of the Herb Garden Project. The involves building a dedicated herb area at the heart of their veg and fruit plot, to celebrate the culinary and wellbeing benefits of herbs.
LCKG is part of a group run from Bore Place (Kent), under the direction of Kent Food Partnership, looking into ideas and strategies to enable a shift towards healthier and more sustainable food in the county. The end goal is for Kent to become a sustainable food place. LCKG’s role is linked to encouraging community food growing and the joy of local, seasonal food. The Community Garden presented their ‘what-why-how’ story at the Kent Food Summit 2023 held at University of Kent in early October.
For further information on LCKG and forthcoming events, please visit: https://www.lynstedkitchengarden.com/about-us