If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Food prices are rising rapidly due to our changing climate and stock market traders gambling on the price of staple foodstuffs, and our response to this is that we grow as much of our own food as we can as a means of ensuring that we are able to feed ourselves and our families. Then there is the age old issue of knowing where your food has come from and how it has been grown, so as we’ve mentioned before we had this idea of sharing our knowledge and skills of how to grow and produce our own food and other resources.
Today was the first session that we held of our ‘How to grow your own food’ series of workshops, although late in the season there is still things to be planted, and things to be cropped and processed. Two people turned up to today’s session, and helped us with the roof, we also spoke, and gave advice on autumn and winter vegetable production. The sessions lasted around two hours, and both attendees are keen to return next for next weeks session. We will be flyering around the estates and social housing areas of Great Lever during the next few days, the more growers there are the more chance of feeding ourselves and forming useful and productive alliances with other members of the community.
We will now be running these sessions in the old Tennis Courts in the grounds of Southfields Pub, we will try and run the sessions into winter as much as possible, so that we able to offer not only something to do in the dark months ahead, but also to prepare for the next gardening season in Spring 2014. So dont forget people, if you are interested in growing your own food and other resources please come and join us every Tuesday.
Other events to look out for on our calender will be the opening day of our permaculture food growing project, we anticipate that this date will be in the early spring of next year, and we invite all in the local area to come along, and get talking about growing our own food and growing our own communities.