Thursday, 21 May 2015
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.