The YMCA Community Garden provides fresh fruit and vegetables ‘grown by the community for the community’. The project began in January 2018 and has been an ongoing development made in collaboration with local community members and young people at Discovery College.
Food grown in the garden is distributed to local people in crisis via foodbank Provide Devon based in Burrington Way.
As well as this, the garden hosts outdoor education projects and therapeutic workshops to support people’s mental health.
See how we developed the second phase of our garden in this short video below!
Mayflower 400 Mural
In 2021 a large artwork was installed in the garden as part of the Mayflower 400 celebrations. The artwork was made to embody the elements of the garden as well as the Mayflower 400 celebration themes of Humanity, Freedom, Imagination and Future.
The artwork was produced with ideas from young people and the community produced in workshops led by KG Design for Living. The final artwork was then painted by local artist Marcus Nodwell.
A garden that gives back…
YMCA Plymouth have a partnership with a local foodbank where produce grown in the garden is donated to Provide Devon.
Provide Devon give emergency food hampers to people facing crisis.
Find out more about Provide Devon
How to get involved
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