I’m coming to the end of my mini-series inspired by my weekend at the Big Lunch Extras Swindon Roadshow, and today it’s all about community gardens and gardening!
The people of Swindon are lucky enough to not only have an active Incredible Edibles project running across the town, and also an amazing Community Garden, in the form of The Secret Garden.
If you haven’t heard of Incredible Edibles, then I would implore you to take a few minutes out of your day to watch this fabulous TED talk from Pam Warhurst:
Incredible Edible projects aim to create growing spaces anywhere, from pots outside shops, to planting whole orchards. And the produce is there, free, for anyone to help themselves to!
If you think this all sounds pretty awesome, you can see if you have a group local to you by searching here, and if there isn’t one, then you find out how to start one here!
The the growers of Swindon can also get their hands dirty, and get their hands on some amazing veg, at The Secret Garden!
Tucked away in the easter part of Queen’s Park in Swindon, this really is a very special place indeed.
Local people joined together to take on a derelict part of the park, and with the help of some Lottery funding, they have turned it into a fabulous space, with veg beds, a wild garden, a sensory garden and lots more. It’s a brilliant project, and if you are in/around Swindon, do pay it a visit. If you’re interested in getting involved, you can contact them via their Facebook page.
Does anyone have an Incredible Edible project in their town? Or a community garden?