Spring into Edible Gardening Event
The Edible Gardening Project is hosting its latest event on Sunday April 28 from 13:30-16:30 for an afternoon of planting up the Demonstration Garden’s vegetable patch. The event which is free and open to everyone will give people the chance to practice their planting skills. Visitors are able to help plant organic potato and turnip seeds as well as enjoying herbal teas made with produce from the garden. With experts on hand glad to share their best tips and tricks for happy planting, whether you are an expert planter or just interested in getting into vegetable growing the Edible Gardening Project promises to be a great day out.
As with all Edible gardening projects the event is supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery, without whose support the project would be unable to reach the same standard. The Edible Gardening Project is engaging with new and diverse community groups which would not be possible without People’s Postcode Lottery funding. People engaged with the Edible Gardening Project are benefitting from improved physical and mental health. Dr Max Coleman, Science Communicator explained, “Spring is an exciting time for the Edible Gardening project, supported by players of Peoples Postcode Lottery, as seedlings emerge that will grow into the next harvest. Our visitors find the cycle of food production really interesting and the Edible Garden is a popular area to visit as summer begins to reveal the abundance of food that has been grown. ”
Planting up the vegetable patch is not the only Edible Gardening event happening this year with the Harvest Festival taking place on Sunday 15 September. With a variety of events happening throughout the day it promises to have something to interest everyone from games for children to information about harvesting and winter crop storage.
There are also weekly drop in ‘Meet the Edible Gardening Team’ sessions that take place each Monday and Tuesday from 13:00-14:30 as well as the first Saturday of the month 14:00-16:00. The Edible gardening project volunteers are always in attendance for this event, being available to answer questions and give advice on issues that arise when planting vegetables.
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