The Woodford Community Garden tackles rural isolation by providing a space for social interaction
Funding from the East Langford Solar Farm Fund has supported the installation of the Woodford Community Garden, providing a space for social interaction and physical activity within the community.
The grant of £3,500 facilitated the construction the community garden complete with fruit trees, vegetable plots and flower beds. The knock on effect of this funding has resulted in; the growing of fresh, nutritious produce for the community to share; promoting biodiversity; creating a community hub for local events; being an inclusive project for all ages and abilities; creating communication and friendship within a community which wasn’t there before.
In 2022, it was reported that 43% of adults in Cornwall felt lonely (cornwallvsf.org), therefore funding projects like Woodford Community Garden is vital in a bid to reduce social isolation.
“The community garden has been invaluable in providing the people of Woodford with a place and means of meeting others from the hamlet outdoors. This has resulted in them becoming integrated into the community and reduced any feelings of isolation. We are very grateful for the funding” – Woodford Community Garden