"I have been the coordinator of the Grubby Gardeners at Bridgewater Lifestyle Village for the past five years"
I have been the coordinator of the Grubby Gardeners at Bridgewater Lifestyle Village for the past five years. I love to garden and in particular, growing vegetables. To me this provides food for the soul, relaxation and the opportunity to be involved with like-minded Lifestylers out in the open air and lovely surroundings with lots of laughter and friendship.
My first involvement in the village’s gardening group was in the middle of 2007 after moving to the village in October 2006. My husband had gone back to full-time work and with time on my hands and
a lifetime interest in gardening and food it was inevitable that I became involved in what was then just a small group that had been allocated a plot on the back fence of the village in which to grow vegetables.
Unfortunately over the next couple of years, and as the village began to grow, we were forced to shift a couple of times before ultimately ending up pretty much back where we began. This all took its toll on the output from the garden but in early 2010 we were settled at last and are now able to pay our way so to speak.