Kendal Grow Your Own group launch

On Wednesday March 24th enthusiastic would-be grow-your-owners teamed up with a team of garden gurus to launch a new local support scheme offering free advice to food growers. With more and more people  planning to have a go at growing fruit and vegetables, the Grow Your Own scheme offers advice and northern know-how by telephone or email (07980 325804 ).

The scheme is the brainchild of Food and Agriculture group member Ros Taylor, who says ‘ We are often told by the media how easy it is to grow your own fruit and vegetables, and I know how much fun it is. But we do have our own challenges here in Cumbria, not least the higher rainfall and shorter growing season than down south. We want to give new growers a good start’. Ros also had an interview with Mike Parr on Radio Cumbria telling him about the group and giving him some advice on growing tomatoes.

Growing your own food helps to cut food miles, reduce carbon emissions and it’s good for the soul!

Huge thanks to Ros for all her hard work gettting the group going.

The next Food and Agriculture event is a Seedling Swap on May 8th, from 10am-3pm at the community orchard and shed at Underley Road Allotments in Kendal.

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