7:00 AM December 11, 2021
Fruit, veg and flowers will be ready for harvesting at a new community garden come next summer.
The open space next to Sprowston Methodist Church in Wroxham Road has been transformed into an area of raised beds by volunteers after the seed of an idea was planted by Ruth Burrows, wife of Rev Andy Burrows, superintendent minister of the Norwich circuit.
The couple moved to the city suburb in September last year from Lincoln.
Mrs Burrows, a pastoral worker for the church, said: “I saw the land and when people said it was used once a year for the church fun day I thought it was waste.
“As a church, rather than being inward looking, we should look after our community.
“Mental health is my passion and gardening is important for people with mental health issues.”
The garden will be open to anyone, including people outside of Sprowston, and seeds will be planted in the spring next year.
Produce should be ready for harvesting in the late spring or summer next year.
Mrs Burrows hopes boxes of fresh food will be available to families in need…