Edible Gardens Open Day – Sunday 7 July 11 am to 5 pm

Edible Gardens Open Day – Sunday 7 July 11 am to 5 pm

Open gardens and allotments, abundant fruit, vegetables, herbs and eggs, together with plants, home-grown produce and preserves to purchase, is what was on show on Sunday 7 July. People pottered around at leisure then called in at The Yurt at High Toynton for refreshments, strawberries and ice cream, tea and cakes, coffee and biscuits .. yum!

EDIBLE GARDENS BROCHURE 

Wayne at 90 Mareham Road.

Wayne at 90 Mareham Road.

Master Gardeners help out.

Master Gardeners help out.

Two of the Jobson Rd Gardners.

Two of the Jobson Rd Gardners.

Jobson Rd Community Garden.

Jobson Rd Community Garden.

Master Gardener at The Joson Road Community Garden.

Master Gardener at The Joson Road Community Garden.

Lee and Jacob at College Close.

Lee and Jacob at College Close.

Mike Carnaby's garden and some visitors.

Mike Carnaby’s garden and some visitors.

Mike Carnaby in West Street

Mike Carnaby in West Street

Mark and Clare's at High Toynton

Mark and Clare’s at High Toynton

Miark and Clare Schoffield's Garden, High Toynton

Miark and Clare Schoffield’s Garden, High Toynton

Cooling off!

Cooling off!

Refreshments in the shade

Refreshments in the shade

Music at the Yurt, High Toynton

Music at the Yurt, High Toynton

 As one of the growers said:  “I’ve been growing vegetables for a few years now, and each year I try something new and try to learn how a different plant is grown. Having a real connection and dependency upon the seasons and the environment has put me in touch with the world I live in in a way that my veg. box did not. When you grow your own you realise the effort, expertise and nurture that has gone into every meal that we eat. In our society we can be unconscious of the work behind our food. I love looking at my dinner and knowing that I did it”.

Transition Town Horncastle is a community group looking at a future that addresses the twin challenges of diminishing oil and gas supplies and climate change, For the first time in many years in the UK there have been more vegetable seeds sown than ornamentals. Oil prices are through the roof and 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 and we need to rediscover some of the gardening skills of our forbearers.