Transition Rye is a local group that is looking for ways to build a sustainable future for Rye. They hold regular event such as the Recycle Swap Shop and monthly Green Drinks.
When Rye Amenity CIC took on the Rye allotments in 2013, a proportion of the Love Lane site was not being actively used as allotment gardens. We were aproached by members of the Transition Rye group, too see if we were able to assist by providing a secure home for the Rye Community Garden. This is something that we were more than happy to do. So, with the agreement of Rother District Council, Rye Community Garden moved into our Love Lane site and have been going from strength to strength ever since.
Rye Community Garden is an unregistered charity run by a Management Committee.
Many towns now have community gardens. This is a garden started and looked after by local people. They volunteer to plant and tend fruit and vegetables, and then the harvest can be enjoyed by all. The Rye garden is also becoming a haven for wildlife, e.g. birds, bees and butterflies.
Sussex and Kent are traditionally known as the ‘garden of England’, but with many people living in flats and with waiting lists for allotments, not all local people have the opportunity to grow their own produce.
For more information about the Rye Community Garden, please visit their website by clicking here.
Planning permission has recently been granted for better access (including disabled access), a compost toilet and a pond, to be installed in Rye Community Garden. Work on this project will commmence once sufficient funds have been raised.