Edible Gardens Open Afternoon

Edible Gardens Open Afternoon

Visitors from as far away as Skegness and Mablethorpe enjoyed exploring the 12 vegetable gardens and hidden food growing spaces in Horncastle and High Toynton on Sunday 11 September.  Included amongst the growing spaces that were open was Jobson Road Community Garden where Master gardeners from Garden Organic were on site for growing advice and help and The Joseph Banks Centre where many of the plants featured are edible with others used in medicines and infusions. Other private gardens were very popular with visitors who enjoyed chatting with the gardeners as well as viewing their delicious and prolific produce.  Finally the visitors relaxed for refreshments and conversation at The Yurt in High Toynton. This event proved so popular that Transition Town Horncastle are already planning another day for next July.

Transition Town Horncastle is a community group working with the whole local community to create a future that addresses the twin challenges of diminishing oil and gas supplies and climate change. Oil prices are rising, taking the costs of food production with them. The growing, packaging and transporting of food round the globe may soon become a thing of the past. For the first time in many years in the UK there have been more vegetable seeds sown than ornamentals and we need to rediscover some of the gardening skills of our forbearers.

Here is the brochure with details of the open gardens: OPEN GARDENS BROCHURE