Town or VillageBournemouth
Our allotment is based in the heart of the community at Townsend youth centre. Through using the gardening project as a tool to engage the young people we will be educating them in the benefits and importance of having fresh fruit and veg as a part of their daily diet, recycling household wastes and solutions to a brighter community by promoting and highlighting greener ways of living.
We will achieve this by utilising various methods for reusing and recycling. Compost bins for vegetable and fruit scraps and rain water collectors will provide a natural resource for the growing fruit and vegetables. Other things we shall encourage is litter picks in the area. This will encourage the community to work together as a team and produce a new positive outcome, making the neighbourhood a safer, cleaner and greener place to live.
To support this we will investigate the effects of littering. We will use our knowledge to engage with the members of the community in a relevant way to explain the consequences. This will encourage the prevention of fly tipping.
The young people taking part, be accredited with a Bournemouth Award as evidence of thier hard work. This award affirms their learning and awards their efforts and acheivements. It has been very sucessful in increasing young peoples self -confidence motivation and ability to acheive.