Gardeners Answer Time

Tonight – Monday 8th February, 7pm – 9pm – food growers get together 

@ Bedford Fields Community Forest Garden shed

Gardeners answer time!

Bring a question from your garden and we’ll problem solve it together. Share something you’ve been doing that’s exciting or working well so others can try it too!

Some initial thoughts: we’d like to continue learning together and from each other, we’d like to get together to encourage sharing skills/knowledge/resource (physical and other), and we’d like to enthuse each other!

Everyone welcome, from backyard growers, to seasoned allotmenteers. This is for whoever wants to come. If you have food growing needs/interests/ideas, please bring them to the group! It is what we make it.

We’ll meet every new moon; following meeting Wednesday 9th March. Please don’t be discouraged if you’re not interested in planting by the moon; its a handy scheduling tool!

You can call Rita 078378 00579 if you’re not sure where to find us/get lost this eve.

Planning a Herb Garden

Another great cheat sheet form Anglian Homes (see below for their veg planner).

The Herb Growing Cheat Sheet [Infographic]

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Courtesy of: Good to be Home

Allotments: A Taste of home.

Allotments give migrants to Britain a way to preserve memories and traditions from ‘home’ while adapting to their new surroundings, recent Leeds Beckett University research has shown.

Green fingers help preserve traditions

The study, by Leeds Beckett researchers Dr Natalia Gerodetti and Sally Foster and published inLandscape Research, looked at the role that growing fruit and vegetables had in the lives of first-generation migrants many of whom were allotment holders or gardeners in the city of Leeds.

“We wanted to look at what people grew and what those crops meant to them, whether they were foods from ‘home’ or from ‘here’,” explained Dr Gerodetti. “We also wanted to look at how the cultivation of food affected people’s involvement in wider social and cultural networks.”

Full story:

http://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/news/1215–green-fingers-help-preserve-traditions/

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