TTW Greenspaces - The Haven
Urban Food and Wildlife Haven
The Haven in Homefield Park is next to the tennis courts in the south west corner of the park - so called as it is a real haven for people and wildlife. We have resident birds, foxes, squirrels, butterflies, stag beetles, pollinators and countless other insects and small mammals, and we are regularly visited by bats and the odd bird of prey, amazingly!
It's a community food and wildlife garden completely created and run by local people. Our volunteers are all ages and from all walks of life. Anyone is welcome to help us maintain the garden and to harvest whatever is available. We have raised vegetable, herb and soft fruit beds, fruit bushes and trees, a cob (pizza) oven, fire-pit, wild flower and small pond area and natural tree canopy.
We provide tools, gloves (from our recycled shed) and refreshments for volunteers.
This project, originally set up as an Incredible Edible style garden, welcomed the assistance of literally hundreds of local people, who helped set it up, maintain and develop it since 2015. It is now cared for mainly by The Friends of Homefield Park.
Due to the current restrictions, a core group of six from this group are currently managing the project but it is hoped that once things get back to normal, it can be opened to the general public for maintenance and hopefully celebratory events (making use of the pizza oven!).