Marston Community Gardening (MCG) was established in June 2018 with a view to supporting and fostering local engagement in gardening, planting, and related activities that support environmental and ecological sustainability and enhance community life. MCG mobilizes volunteers to participate in projects to plant and cultivate trees, hedges, fruit, vegetables and flowers in Marston’s green spaces, roadsides, schools and allotments for the benefit and well-being of local residents – humans and wildlife!

In addition, group members share materials and practical support for gardening. The group has more than 500 active members from all walks of life (including students and staff from local schools, Oxford University and Oxford Brookes University, and people of all professions) who get involved in various community projects.