Plant Extravaganza Plus!- don’t miss out on your inspiration for Home Grown Food this year
Wed 20 May at Fleetille Community Centre 7.30pm.
Everyone is welcome to this Open Meeting – a Food Growing Inspired evening where the fruits of our soil take first place!
There will be a host of food plants and seedlings for your food garden – all for you to take away
Special Guest Speaker amanda yorweth on pollinators – bees and butterflies!
Food plants and seedlings
Our food growers will have a wide range of seedlings and plants for you to peruse and take away. There will be a selection of plants, e.g. beans, peas, chard, squash, courgettes, etc and a variety of garden herbs. Donations appreciated.
Guest Speaker – Amanda Yorweth -local garden consultant and environmentalist
Presentation on the role of bees and other pollinators – and the importance of positive planting to improve pollination in your food garden.
Why do you need pollinators for growing food?
What plants and herbs should you grow to improve pollination in your garden?
How do you know which plants will attract pollinators?
This presentation will have practical application for anyone growing food in their gardens or allotment. There will be time for questions.
Soil Testing available
Please bring a small sample of soil from your garden. Advice on hand from our food growers.
Inspiring home grown food growing!
The dedicated members of the HomeGrown Food group have tended lovingly to these plants and seedlings to bring them to you – but why?
Heather Teare, who has been a member of the group for many years says ‘We just want to encourage people to grow their own food! If we can help more people to do this, that’s great!’. Heather is one of the Home Grown Food group who sometimes opens her garden to the public for the OpenFood Gardens summer programme.
Another member contributing food plants is June who has been a regular judge for the best sustainable garden in St Albans annual District in Bloom competition. See more information about this summer’s OpenFood Gardens programme click here.
The TSA HomeGrown Food group say they hope to inspire more people to grow their own food – and widen the range of fruit, veg and herbs that people grow. At these events there are usually more plants than you will ever need to fill your food garden ! – donations welcome.
Everyone is welcome – there will members of Transition St Albans Home Grown Food group at the meeting with plenty of time for conversation- refreshments always available.