Month: August 2015

In the News: Wantage Market Garden – August 2015

They spent two years transforming a dull corner of their town into a lush, green paradise.

Last Friday the volunteers behind Wantage Market Garden flung open its gate to turn their little secret into a treat for the whole town.

The project at Charlton Day Centre for adults with learning disabilities is a joint venture with low carbon group Sustainable Wantage and disability support charity Style Acre.

When they started work in October 2013, project co-ordinator Dr Olwen Barlow said: “Over the past two years we have been bringing it back to life.”

The group is providing gardening opportunities for the community and invites people to help out on Fridays and Sundays.

On Friday, about 40 members of the public visited the garden and admired the tomatoes, cucumbers, sunflowers and beautiful flowers.

Dr Barlow, who lives in Charlton, said: “We had a steady stream of people coming through who seemed to enjoy themselves.”

To find out more about volunteering call Dr Barlow on 07527201559 or go to