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Article by Sarah Hamilton-Walker | 24th October 2018

Community Garden's Plans for Future Growth

An existing community space is being opened on the University of Kent’s Canterbury campus for staff, students and members of the local community to use for a raft of activities.

The Kent Community Oasis Garden – or KentCOG – is being developed from the ground by The University of Kent in partnership with local charity Kent Enterprise Trust (KET), Kent Union, and Whitstable and Herne Bay Beekeepers as a collaborative space that anyone can get involved in, whether as a space to unwind and relax or to learn new skills, which is a key focus for KET and its volunteers. It will provide the opportunity for people to take part in numerous seasonal initiatives, such as growing plants, wildflowers and vegetables as well as other related activities.

Plans are afoot to further develop it into a fully-accessible garden designed by BBC TV Gardeners’ World expert Mark Lane (left), who lives locally. He will be focusing on ensuring the space is cohesive as well as being accessible to as many people as possible.

Image: Mark Lane

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