Many of you may be aware that here at the Windmill Community Gardens, we run a wide range of courses and activities at the project. We are a service wing of Millmead Children’s Centre and together we have put together a board to showcase what we do. Here are just a few examples: First Aid, […]
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Community growing in the heart of Thanet
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History of WCG The project was started in 2004 in response to local parents request for a safe place for natural outdoor play and to grow vegetables. The project was initially funded in partnership between the Surestart Centres in Millmead and Margate, the Primary care trust and Thanet District council, who kindly offered the derelict […]
Delicious seasonal produce from as little as £6 per week Why join our scheme? Better for you – helping you to eat more healthily, getting more fresh chemical free produce in your diet Better for the environment – seasonal produce, locally grown, without chemicals, reducing food miles Better for your community – profits are used […]
Opening again on the 17th May 2016 We run a weekly market stall every Tuesday between 12pm – 4pm. We sell organically grown vegetables from our market garden site, plants grown in our community garden, locally sourced homemade produce, such as, jams and chutneys, and free range organic eggs from Baradale Farm, Ashford. Depending on […]
Work experience placements at WCG Work experience for unemployed people (either on JSA or ESA). A choice of 2 programmes are offered, depending on the needs of the participant: 1. 8 weeks x 3 short days a week (total of 15 hours per week) 2. 8 weeks x every Tuesday 11-3pm Both placements will include hands on learning […]
What our customers are saying.
“I only live across the road; I have had leaflets from the Windmill Community Gardens through my door loads of times before but have never had the courage to come by myself. My neighbour volunteers here so she persuaded me to come today to the pumpkin party. It was great, I can’t believe I’ve been missing out on this for so long, and will definitely come again”- Participant at the Pumpkin Party Oct 2015
Years ago I lived across the road and this site was just a few bits of wire fencing and patchy grass, now its been totally transformed and provides a valued community space for the local area. I started growing chillies and sunflowers with my little girl so came along to your food growing course to learn more, now I’m a regular member of the Tuesday Gardening Club.- Darren, Tuesday Gardening Club member
I have been coming along to the project for just over a year, I like the people, I like what we do, you learn so much. Doesn’t matter how much you know, you are not judged, this place is just good for you in every way.- Maureen, volunteer since 2014
Our Funtastic Saturday club for 8 to 13 years olds is getting involved with the nationwide “Rocket Science” scheme set up by the RHS in conjunction with the International Space Station. 2kg of Rocket seeds were sent to the International Space Station with Tim Peake, after several months in space they were returned to the RHS. Participating […]
We had a delivery of giant pallets last week, these were kindly donated by Blaze Neon, a big thank you to them and to our volunteers for their help. The pallets will go towards rebuilding our compost heaps…keep an eye out for pictures when they are finished.