Windmill Community Gardens Needs Your Vote

Windmill Community Gardens in Nottingham is looking for votes as it tries to raise funds for a building it can use for workshops, training, processing plants and seeds and for running gardening club activities.

The project teaches people to grow a huge range of crops and helps them turn them into delicious food, helped by volunteers from many nations who share their national dishes. They’re particularly known for their innovative and quirky reuse of materials to create garden features like trellises made from bike wheels, bottle screens and “flower” hub-caps and also for wildlife-friendly growing techniques.

The group has applied to Aviva Community Fund for a grant to build a training shed which will be much warmer and more waterproof than their current polytunnel. Now they need you vote for them. They already have a design for the shed which will be very highly insulated, include rainwater collection and have a solar panel to provide electricity. They have included the costs of all the materials in the bid to ensure they have sufficient funds to complete it, but will use reused and recycled resources wherever possible and return any resulting underspend to the funder.

Vote before 20th November:

Also looking or funding:

  • Sutton-on-Trent Sports and Community Centre would like to make energy efficiency improvements to their building:
  • St Joseph’s School Association in Retford would like to install bike parking facilities for their children: