Community involvement is very important to Dartmouth Green Partnerships. We aim to cultivate a shared sense of civic pride by encouraging many more people to become involved in the gardening activities around Dartmouth.
The focus of our activities in Dartmouth is the potager and greenhouse site on the river front. Our small, temporary, Community Greenhouse is used to grow on flower and vegetable plants for use in the town’s gardens and planters. Our well established demonstration potager area is both an edible garden and a cutting garden to show that you don’t need to buy expensive imported cut flowers.
We are fundraising for the large new pyramid shaped community greenhouse, with opportunities for many more people to take part in the collective drive to make Dartmouth even more beautiful! We want it to become a Centre of Excellence, available to everyone, both for pleasure and education.
Local youth groups are encouraged to join in with horticultural activities, with Dartmouth Green Partnerships providing opportunities for young people to have a go at planting and growing, or to take group responsibility for an area of garden.
Naval College cadets help us with many tasks as part of their community work. Weeding, cleaning, laying bark mulch, working in our compost area and helping create new raised beds are just some of the things they have done recently.
Brownies help us plant our hanging baskets.We have also worked with groups of Brownies to help them to obtain their Gardening badge.
Dartmouth Sea Cadets have adopted one of the floral boats at the top of town and help look after the planting displays through the seasons.