The Nepalese communities are keen gardeners who are ex Gurkhas and their families. Living in two local towns in Berkshire they traditionally do not integrate widely in daily life and lived in West or East Nepal. They are just one of 13 groups managing their own group growing plots at JHCL.
Cultivation of the group growing plot has huge social, health and wellbeing benefits, alongside harvesting great quality and quantity of produce which is shared equally amongst the families. This project has massively increased community cohesion and engagement which is set to continue into the future with older people and young people from all backgrounds getting involved in gardening together.