Do you want to learn how to grow salad, vegetables and fruit?

Incredible Edible Winchester, WinACC's Food Action Group, now has a community allotment. 

Visitors of all ages came to the grand opening of the new allotment on Sunday 30 April. Following their two years’ experience of growing food in planters at the railway station and last years’ “Vertical Garden” at the Hat Fair, Incredible Edible has spread their green fingers more widely in Winchester.

Now they invite local people to join them in digging, sowing, planting, harvesting, cooking and eating locally grown food at Edington Road allotments, off Worthy Lane Winchester (near the football ground, and ten minutes walk (or a short bus ride) from the city centre.

Just in time for the start of the summer growing season, parsnips, broad beans, pea seeds have been sown. Herbs to flavour the salad leaves are already planted but the lettuce seedlings are still in their seed trays.

If you would like to find out how easy it is to grow your own food then come along to one of our weekend or evening sessions. If you like digging and weeding, there is plenty to do as we uncover the rhubarb, raspberries and gooseberries overgrown by grass in this once productive allotment. If you want to come along, they are not expecting a weekly commitment, just whatever you can do….and if you don’t fancy digging, there is a shed that needs painting, plants to put into the ground, or just come along for a chat. 

The aim is to involve both beginners and more experienced growers in the pleasure of growing their own food.

After a year growing with Incredible Edible, you might start your own allotment with the new friends you have made on this community garden.

Please contact IEW at, facebook incredibleediblewinchester, twitter @winacc, or 01962 827083.

They'd also be pleased to hear from you if you have any spare tools, gloves, seeds, plants or herbs that you would be able to donate.


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