Visiting Edible Gardens

Visiting Edible Gardens programme 2016

Freegle Grow-your-own Sustain Eden project Cumbria Action for Sustainability Project funded by the Big Lottery Communities Living Sustainably fund

A programme of visits to growing plots in Eden District

PACT and Freegle are keen to encourage people to Grow-your-own: communally, in your own back garden or on your window sill. This series of visits to edible gardens (VEG - geddit!) aims to help spread the gardening knowledge. You can visit gardens where fruit and vegetables already grow successfully - or where people hope to start. Come along if you want to learn - and come along if you have something to share!

We've run VEG visits for two years but are having a rest in 2016. For events in 2016 please consider joining Cumbria Organic Gardeners and Farmers who run garden visits etc most months.

Here's what was listed in 2014. And what happened in 2015.

EVENT 12 March 2016, 10:30am - 12:30 noon Salvation Army, Penrith Seedy Saturday: give and take free seeds, plants and tools
Just turn up - free
EVENT 9 October 2016 Temple Sowerby Acorn Bank Apple Day - PACT should have a stall, showing some of this year's produce.
Just turn up - entry fee payable

Please ring Chris on 01931 713240 if you would like to offer your garden for a visit. Let him know about other open garden events if you'd like them listed here.

Ground rules

  • Please book on each visit in advance if possible so we know numbers
  • Please take care of the garden or property you are visiting
  • Please be safe when visiting - look after yourself
  • The visits will usually go ahead even if it is raining, but please come prepared
  • Please share transport or walk/cycle there
  • Please sign in at the start of the visit
  • There may not be toilets at the event
  • There may not be disabled access at the visit - please get in touch in advance if you have any special needs
The Visiting Edible Garden (VEG!) programme was run in 2014 and 2015 by PACT and Freegle as a partner of the Sustain Eden project coordinated by Cumbria Action for Sustainability and primarily funded by the Big Lottery Communities Living Sustainably fund - more info