The Golden Baggers

The Golden Baggers
(Photo: David Lowe)
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Golden Baggers is a community food-growing space set up by residents for the benefit of the residents of the Golden Lane Estate. Started in 2010 with 20 one-tonne bags on the unused site of the former nursery playground, its popularity quickly grew and a further 20 bags were added in 2011. There is currently a waiting list.

In early 2016 the bags were replaced by boxes to provide a more permanent, accessible solution and comprises 42 individual boxes, for the growing of fruit, vegetables, salad crops and flowers. A communal herb garden, soft fruit, apple trees in pots and a grapevine add to the range of produce grown. There is also small wildlife garden with an emphasis on bee, butterfly and insect-friendly plants.

Managed by the Golden Lane Baggers, each member is responsible for their own bag, the maintenance of the site and the social activities of the growing community. A shed gives storage space and a potting bench and there's a children's shed and digging box. A compost-maker, compost boxes and a hot box use our green and brown waste and produced compost for our communal boxes

Chair of Golden Baggers: Sue Pearson

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