15 Jun 2011
Stroud Edible Open Gardens website launched
Website and leaflet now available
Helen Pitel, one of the organisers of the Transition Stroud event, said: "We have workshops over the weekend on chicken keeping, setting up a community orchard, drawing a garden, composting and more - plus over 35 gardens opening. Amongst the gardens we have organic, biodynamic, medicinal, and permaculture gardens, individual, community and vegan allotments, new and mature orchards, rainwater harvesting and forest gardens. The gardeners and allotment holders are opening their gardens for free and we are hoping their passion, knowledge and interest will encourage more people to grow their own fruit and vegetables."
Philip Booth, another organiser said: "This is an opportunity for people to learn how to grow their own. “Food prices are going through the roof due to rising costs of farming and transport so growing your own, whether in pots, an allotment or garden, makes sense. Our leaflet with details of the gardens is out now and will soon be in local cafes, libraries and Tourist Info. We also have a website. See: http://edibleopengardens.org.uk/
Big thanks to The Midcounties Cooperative and Cainscross Parish Council who have helped launch this project."
Transition Stroud is a group of volunteers who work “for the benefit of the community of the Stroud District to take, and inspire others to take, collaborative actions that strengthen our local community and respond positively to the challenges of climate change and rising energy costs.”
See more at: http://www.transitionstroud.org/