On Sunday 30 April, Incredible Edible Winchester, the Food Action Group of Winchester Action on Climate Change (WinACC) launched its own community allotment, at Edington Road just 10 minutes’ walk (or a short bus ride) away from Winchester city centre. Incredible Edible Winchester are inviting local people to join them in digging, sowing, planting, harvesting, cooking and eating locally grown food.

Following two years’ experience of growing food in planters at the railway station, and last year’s highly successful Vertical Garden at the Hat Fair, Incredible Edible Winchester has spread their green fingers more widely in Winchester.  “I’m learning a lot” said Sam Watts, a volunteer with the group “and I’m having fun on the allotment – including the frogs!”

Anyone whoCharlotte Bailey at Incredible Edible allotment wants to find out how easy it is to grow their own food is welcome to drop in to one of the sessions: Tuesdays  9.30-11.30 am and Saturdays 10.00-12.00.  Families welcome (children must be supervised).

Contact Incredible Edible Winchester at food@winacc.org, on Facebook - IncredibleEdibleWinchester, on twitter @winacc, or ring 01962 827083 for more details.

The Incredible Edible Winchester team has spent the last couple of weeks uncovering a fantastic array of rhubarb, raspberries and gooseberries from the previous allotment holder. Now they are planting parsnips, broad beans, pea seeds and herbs.  Incredible Edible Winchester want to recruit novices and experienced growers alike, to learn and inspire each other to grow their own food. Their aim is to give people the confidence to grow their own food, and maybe even start their own allotment with the new friends they have made.