Sanday Community Garden started in 2018 with the acquisition of a site next to Helsa Fjold ,the healthy living and community centres and Sanday School. Al Cole, with funding and donations from the island community and with a group of willing volunteers has led the efforts to expand the concern from its beginning as a polycrub in a site mainly consisting of [very] rough grass. Facilities now include a polytunnel and polycrub where vegetables are grown in a protected environment , an outside vegetable area, a wild garden with pond and rock garden, a memorial bench, an extensive area of flower border using fishing creels as containers and also many trees planted with the aim of providing shelter belt around the site. A need was identified for bird tables both for the native birds increasingly attracted to live in the area, as the trees and bushes take hold, and also to nourish some of the many migrants that pass through in spring and autumn. A member of the Shed duly came up with the examples below .