Incredible Edible Beeston is an initiative to create community gardens and spaces for everyone to benefit from. Below they talk about their mission and invite locals to get involved:
Hello! We hope you are all well. Things have been pretty quiet at the ‘Incredible Edible’ (‘The City’) patch next to Middle Street Tram Stop but the broad beans, onions and garlic are doing well and we are looking forward to planting more in the spring.
We started working with Hope Community Allotment last year and have just installed a new polytunnel. We can’t wait for people to visit when its’s safe. The aim of Incredible Edible and the community allotment is to create a local, community-led food infrastructure. It’s a great way to re-green the area, reduce waste and reduce food miles.
There are 2 potential new sites we wanted to talk about to see if anybody fancies helping to grow Incredible Edible. They are:
1) within Cator Lane Park and
2) the grass verge next to the tram tracks just after The Valley Doctors’ Surgery on the way towards Eskdale Drive Tram Stop.
We are wondering if a group of friends / neighbours / families would be interested in getting involved? We already have some planters; we just need some helpers now!
These things only work if people genuinely want to get involved and have the time to do so, but we do know that we feel like we are hopefully making a difference whenever we’re down at ‘The City’ patch and we always have a great time. In terms of time commitment, there are about 6 of us who turn up for about an hour a month. In terms of money, pretty much everything has been kindly donated to us.
If you’re interested in getting involved with one of these sites, you can email us via email@example.com or you can find us on Facebook or Instagram.