On 14th March 2017 we provided our first ever Mushroom Growing Workshop here at Windmill Community Gardens, thanks to generous funding from Nineveh. The workshop was provided by Dr Ashley Mills who is a self-confessed ‘passionate mushroom growing geek’ and an especially ‘funguy’ to have on board. (Bet you haven’t heard that one before) The […]
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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 just wanted to email to say how happy I am to have joined your scheme. It has encouraged me to try lots of new recipes and I get really excited every Thursday to find out what I’ve got in my bag, Everything we’ve had so far has been SOOOO tasty. The quality of the veg is to a very high standard and I love the fact I get a really good selection and something different all the time. I don’t know if I’m allowed to be this cheeky…but I love, love, love the greens…Chard etc they are REALLY good so I’d always love them when you get them in. The recipe sheet you put in is a really good idea too.
I am one VERY happy customer 🙂- Kirsty, Vegetable Scheme Customer December 2016
“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
Windmill Community Gardens are delighted to be shortlisted to receive funding from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative. Throughout December 2016 with every purchase you will receive a token which can be used to vote for us. Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help initiative across England and Wales. The scheme […]
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, […]