Community Food In The Gatherums
May 10th 2011
HerbsOn Monday the sun shone as volunteers planted a variety of herbs in a plot at the east end of the park. These included rosemary, thyme, oregano, chamomile and echinacea. ELDC provided the plants. Passers-by were encouraged to have a go and get digging, because one of the aims of the group is to show people how easy it is to grow your own food.
Roz Laggan and James Pocklington were amongst the people who took part. They are part of the Master Gardeners scheme, which is all about training volunteers and supporting people to grow and eat healthy food.
More to comeHerbs will not be the whole story. There are also plans for a series of raised beds in the corner of the Gatherums, and also a hidden water butt. So if you missed this event but want to get involved in others in the future, get in touch through the Louth Community Food Gardens website. These pictures may give the impression that there's some hard work involved, but it's not the case at all: it only takes a few volunteers to get through the planting really quickly, and the rest is gravy. Herb flavoured gravy.
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