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Friday, October 2, 2009

Allotment and Growers Group

From the autumn of 2010 the TN Allotment Group is widening its remit to include all our veggie-growers, whether they have an allotment, a garden in the sky, a proper kitchen garden or just a window-box. We'll carry on swapping seeds, plants and tall stories at regular events throughout the gardening year. Look out for the garden-share scheme coming soon too.

Securing reliable sources of local food is the most urgent of the Transition tasks, because most modern farming and food production is totally dependent on fossil fuel and chemicals, which can't be sustained even in the short term; and increasingly climate change will affect the reliability of intensively farmed crops. In Transition we're buying from our local growers, producers and sellers (organic wherever possible) to support our communities and build sustainable food practices for the future. And we're working as a group to grow our own seasonal and regional fruit and vegetables -we're learning new skills and rediscovering skills that have almost been lost. Along the way we are growing and eating really delicious food together.

Our aim is to share and learn together, with a mix of conventional allotment growing and permaculture techniques. We are keen to concentrate on delicious tasting fruit and veggies as well as exploring what grows best in our Norfolk climate!

Members of the group so far are a mix of experienced gardeners and newcomers keen to learn how to grow great food for themselves and their friends and families. Several of us have plots at the Grow Our Own community allotment scheme at Bluebell Lane South and we catch up at Grow Our Own regular meetings to share a meal together (ideally made with produce from the allotments), on the first Sunday of each month.

Contact: Jane Chittenden jane@janechittenden.co.uk