16 March 2011
Part of the Colston Milton Parish Church was demolished as it was under utilised and costing money to heat and power. This expanded the internal courtyard where growing space, a covered cob pizza oven and outdoor seating were then built.
Volunteers made raised beds using existing foundations and reusing the timber that came from the demolition. Other raised beds were constructed out of gabion baskets and railway sleepers, as well as scaffolding planks and old pallets. The cob oven was constructed using rubble from the building and clay sourced locally with the shelter constructed from railway sleepers with a sheet metal roof.
The project ran two-days a week with groups including army members, ex-offenders and young people came to volunteer to work on various tasks.
Everyone had a lot of fun working on this project and we are really pleased with the turnout and result of the courtyard garden.