Rooted Chippenham dreams of bringing together like-minded members of our town to create and care for a community market garden. With allotments so hard to come by, we hope to provide a welcoming green space for members to engage with their community as well as exchange their own experiences and skills.
We aim to practice agroecological techniques that will optimise the health of our members, consumers and also that of our local environment. We want to demonstrate how veg can be successfully grown in small spaces so that our community can spread further by using patios, balconies and window boxes.
We believe good quality fresh veg should not be a luxury, but easily and financially accessible to everyone. We dream of providing our delicious, organic and locally produced veg for our community, as well as supporting charities by providing fresh food for those in need.
OUR STORY SO FAR
Rooted Chippenham was established in 2021 by Rebecca Beach and Vanessa Davey through a shared love of food and gardening, and strong desire to improve both personal and planetary health.
It has been a colourful and enlightening journey so far, with many opportunities to connect with people from our local community, as well as learn from other kind individuals working in well-established community gardens in surrounding towns.
We are thrilled that Wiltshire Council along with The Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre are generously allowing Rooted to create their first community market garden on surrounding land. Final plans are busy being made and we look forward to welcoming the community to help with our first few big jobs - watch this space!