Thursday, 21 May 2015

Vegging out


Saltaire's community vegetable and herb garden, in the corner of the Caroline Street car park, is in its second year. The raised beds seem to be coming along well already. Across the far side they have planted rhubarb and fruit bushes. It seems a small thing in a way but, like the Saltaire Canteen giving away food that would otherwise be wasted, it is quite a radical idea to garden a patch of underused land, growing things that basically anyone can help themselves to for free. And, like the Canteen, I imagine the joy lies as much (if not more) in the giving - developing the vision, putting in the hard work - than the taking.

4 comments:

  1. Community gardens are such an excellent idea, this one is thriving by the look of it Jenny.

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  2. What a good idea. The group of allotmenteers where I have mine often grow more than enough for our own needs so we swap our produce, even then there is still a surplus. Sometimes people put it on a table at the front of their house with a sign saying "please help yourself" It's easy to do this in a village as word soon gets round.

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  3. Love this! It looks like it's thriving, too!

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  4. It's a great idea, Jenny!

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