By Tess Wilmot
The aim of this Awards for All funded project is to support and enable local community growers like you to create and sustain amazing community gardens and community orchards and to nurture edible plants and ‘feral’ fruit trees across the city of Plymouth.
Community growers of all abilities are invited to help in co-designing this project to build a skill sharing and mentoring network so that these wonderful projects survive and thrive.
This is all about supporting latent, emerging and established community growing projects to develop and thrive by creating a community growing network.
The intention is to encourage peer mentoring and skill sharing between local growers. Together we will map the growing projects across the city and celebrate our fruitfulness!
Your individual and collective knowledge, experiences and learning will be fantastic assets to this project and your input will be highly valued. Below are some of the activities planned.
Four community skill sharing gatherings –
These seasonal events will include visits to community gardens and workshops to share knowledge and skills.
March – Celebrating edible landscapes across the city
May – Community plant and seedling swap
July – Community open gardens trail
September – Seed saving, harvesting & preserving produce
The All Way Apples festival in October will showcase the project and all the community gardens involved.
Food Plymouth’s Growing Community Abundance stand will attend 12 community events across the city during 2019. This will be an opportunity to widen the network, showcasing the diverse community growing projects and encouraging people to find out how to get involved.
It is also a chance for projects to share their abundance and raise some funds from surplus seeds, plants, fruit and vegetables.
For more information please contact Tess Wilmot on 07531 506 481 or email firstname.lastname@example.org