Forthcoming March 2013
By Naomi Schillinger
This book celebrates the fact that anyone can ‘grow your own’ and that through veg growing you can meet your neighbours and grow your own community too.
A few years ago, Naomi Schillinger got together with her neighbours to start a community gardening scheme. Today, they live in a street in which no less than 100 residents have turned their front gardens over to growing their own fruit and veg: lettuces, leeks and beetroot in raised beds, teepees billowing with sweet peas and runner beans, rhubarb by the door.
January 25, 2013 Comments Off on Veg Street – Growing Dinner on your Doorstep
BBC One documentary – There’s’ something deeply satisfying about pottering around an allotment and growing your own produce. No doubt that’s why plots are currently in such short supply with waiting lists of up to 40 years in some areas of the country.
By: Adrian Lee
January 22, 2013
It is estimated that there are about 350,000 allotments in the UK but another 150,000 are needed to meet soaring demand.
The boom in popularity is being driven by a desire for homegrown fruit and veg, rising prices at the greengrocers and the wholesome image associated with being outdoors and getting your hands dirty.
January 25, 2013 1 Comment