Edible garden inspiration at food fest
PUBLISHED: 16:00 03 August 2014
ALL over North Somerset, people are growing fruit, vegetables and herbs in their gardens.
At this year’s Weston super Food Festival, an example of an edible garden will be set up in the Town Square to provide visitors with inspiration on how to create their own.
This year’s Mercury-supported festival is being held on September 27 and 28, with demonstrations, stalls and entertainment taking place all over town.
Festival organiser Sally Packer said: “Gardening and growing is an important part of the whole food experience and we want to demonstrate how easy it is to grow your own food no matter how limited you are for space.
“We’ve brought together a whole collection of herbs, vegetables, fruit and edible flowers grown in containers and pots to give people an idea of what they can grow in their garden, backyard or even on their windowsill.
“In addition to growing food at home, many towns and villages across the UK have turned public spaces into community food growing space and it would be great if the Edible Festival Garden could inspire similar initiatives in and around Weston.”
The 1st Worle Guides are making plans to decorate pots, while adults with learning difficulties at the Brandon Trust are also getting involved.
Michele Ryan from the Brandon Trust, which is based in @Worle in New Bristol Road, said: “It’s great that service users from the Brandon Trust have been able to work together on this community-based project.
“They benefit greatly from having the opportunity to use their skills to contribute to a local event and build connections with others in their local community.”
As well as the garden, there will be a herb nursery and Bristol Water will be giving out free water-saving kits for gardens.