‘Incredible edible‘ is a network set up to encourage sourcing of local produce and avoid the sustainability issues resulting from long-distance transport of commercial produce.
The aim is to get people involved with communally growing and picking fruit, herbs and vegetables in spaces that would otherwise be unused. These spaces need to be public areas that anyone can get to, and we’d need to get water from nearby.
If you know of a spare bit of land, no matter what size, that you think could be put to good use growing vegetables why not contact us. It’s better if it gets at least some sunshine – it’s hard to grow in heavily shaded areas.
We have just set up our first plot in Gunnerside – please feel free to plant it with any spare herbs, ‘cut and come again’ veg, or soft fruit. It’s just near the pub, you should spot the signs!
After a bit of work, it’s looking much smarter, and now has dwarf french beans, kale, and some herbs growing, and looks much smarter with its new rabbit protection!
To reiterate – these edibles are free for anyone to help themselves. Or if you’d like to help out by doing some weeding or contributing some vegetable seedlings, then please just go for it, or contact us.