A project called ‘Incredible Edible’ is staking a claim across the country and is providing communities with free food.
Yes, you read that right… free food!!
So, how does it work? We have permission from the council to use and maintain 6 sites so far. We will prepare the area ready for planting. This means treating the ground and cultivating it ready for seeding and transplanting seedlings. Then it is down to us, the whole community to grow, look after and harvest the food we plant and share it amongst ourselves and our neighbours.
We are very excited to be launching our first sites with the help and support of our local schools. The pupils and students will be the first to germinate fruit and vegetable seeds. Hopefully, Mother Nature will then spring into action and let them take root.
Everyone is invited to join in or even nominate an area near you to be considered for planting. We will supply the tools if you bring your knowledge, expertise, love of gardening and passion for change. Look out for news on meet ups in your area and keep an eye out for dates and locations of our pop ups and get free pots and seeds to plant at home too. Check out our Facebook page, website, display area in Pitsea library or hop along to one of our coffee mornings at the café in ‘The Place’ every first Tuesday of the month between 10am and 12pm. If you would like to find out more get in touch.