Let's Eat the Pub!
Here are a few images from today's work party. Let's Eat the Park work parties continue more or less weekly on Saturday mornings, as they have for more than two years. Today's work party laboured in the languid sunshine, Spike cutting a hedge and mowing the labyrinth while the others weeded, watered, tidied and spruced up path edges. Some of the party also harvested Rainbow Chard for their own consumption. Work parties are loosely negotiated affairs with the LEAP gardening lead Spike doing just that - i.e. leading the gardening where and when co-ordinated effort is required. People come along and just pitch in, we had more feeback today that people are harvesting the crops as they ripen which of course is exactly the plan. Here are a few photos to give you a taste of the park.
Although the initial funding for LEAP is now over, the project continues and is going strong. We are currently awaiting the somewhat delayed delivery of raised bed sleepers to develop LEAP sites in the paddling pool area of St George's Park. The project continues to spread out from St George's park with edibles planted in window boxes at the nearby Old Peacock Hotel on Blackwell Street, at the heart of the Horsefair. If you are interested in getting involved new volunteers are always welcome to join us. Tonight I will be eating my FREE rainbow chard which at the closest supermarket to St George's Park is today priced at £1 for 200 grams. In a town where the food bank is over-subscribed this represents quite a bargain for unsprayed, natural, nutritious food which supermarkets usually charge a premium for - it's just there for the picking! Here is a picture of tomatoes and other edibles growing in pub planters at the Peacock as LEAP creates new micro allotments in the locality.
A Community that Eats Together Meets Together in our little town centre urban green space
Let's Eat the Pub!
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