Incredible Edible Hooky Set to Grow in 2018!
Incredible Edible Hooky set to grow in 2018.
Gosh, there’s so much going on it is difficult to know where to start! As the end of our second year comes upon us, I am delighted – and thankful – for some amazing new volunteers that have come forward to offer their help this year. I will ask them to introduce themselves in the next issue, but for now, suffice to say, their energy and enthusiasm is going to allow the project to shift into another gear in 2018.
The Incredible Edible philosophy has three areas upon which it focuses; growing, learning, and supporting local food producers.
Up until now, we have been focusing on the first, getting some of our ‘propaganda beds’ up around the village, including the new Apothecary Garden at the health centre. A little more out of sight to the wider community is the new Incredible School Garden, which is being re-invigorated after it fell into abeyance a couple of years back. It is thrilling to report that thanks to grants from Tesco’s ‘Bags of Help’ scheme, and Oxford Community Foundation, we have just ordered a new greenhouse for the garden. If all goes to plan, it will be up by the end of the year. This is our first step in building an improved garden, which will be cared for by the children as part of the Gardening Club at the school.
Next year, we will be turning our attention to getting the ‘Learning’ and Supporting local business’ plates spinning. It will be a collaborative effort that will start to bring some of the different strands of the project together.
In the meantime, new volunteers of any age or ability are, as ever, welcomed. We are particularly looking for someone based at home, with a couple of hours free a week to help populate our social media channels and help keep in touch with the community in and surrounding Hook Norton. If this is you, or you are interested in volunteering more generally, contact me on the email or telephone number below.
Sarah Morris: firstname.lastname@example.org or 01608 737642