Windmill Community Gardens Margate (CIO) is a community food growing project and veg scheme based in the heart of Thanet.
Our project is spread across two 1 acre sites in the heart of Margate. In our Market Garden we grow our own Organic vegetables, and run a Vegetable Box scheme using the produce we grow and vegetables sourced from local farmers. Across Thanet we have 9 different collection points for people to come and collect their Veg Bags every Thursday.
We aim to improve physical and mental health, wellbeing and community cohesion through educational and environmental activities.
On our Community Garden we offer a Gardening Club for people to drop into. You do not have to be an expert gardener – and in fact we encourage people to come along and share any skills, not just gardening. Everything we do focusses on healthy lifestyles, wellbeing, overcoming isolation, supporting socialization, and providing opportunity for learning.
We offer our fantastic fun filled and educational Cabbage Patch Parent and Toddler Group for families with a child aged 5 or under on Thursdays. Here families are encouraged and supported to join in with healthy, seasonal cooking, wildlife, art and craft activities, explore the gardens, pond dipping, herb walks, and to socialize and support one another.
We have a Wellbeing Group supporting people with Mental Health needs where participants can be referred by their GP or support worker to attend. People can again join in with various activities including cooking, harvesting, planting, craft, art, socializing and so much more.
Every Saturday morning we run our The Funtastic Kids Saturday Outdoor Club for 8-13 year olds, where children and young people can play, explore, cook and eat, pond dip, grow, harvest, craft, water plants, dig, and play the best hide and seek ever.