Peter Bloomfield represented the Grow Your Own Food group when Caroline Lucas, Green MP, visited the Courtyard Cafe on Wednesday 28th March. It was made quite clear that we are a non-political group working in partnership with the cafe to show how much can be grown in a small space and how fresh food doesn’t have to travel half way around the world to get to our plates. Caroline, the local Green councillor (Simon Grover), council candidates in the forthcoming election, and local reporters were amazed when they were told that this small garden produced beetroot, celery, tomatoes, broad and French beans, garlic, shallots, leeks, salads, rocket, carrots, spinach and herbs throughout the seasons. It was stressed that the 4m x 3m patch aimed to demonstrate just what can be achieved in an average ‘back garden’, and how this can help address the challenges of Peak Oil and Climate Change by reducing food miles and pollution from transport. Watch the local press!
Photo credit: St Albans and Harpenden Review