Have you heard of Incredible Edible? It started 10 years ago when a few people in a town in Yorkshire started growing food in public places for everyone to share. Gardens for Everyone. The idea has spread! In all sorts of places across the UK and around the world people started growing in all sorts of unlikely places in their villages, towns and cities. They have created vegetable plots, started herb gardens and planted fruit tress on council and church land, in pub gardens and even in castle moats!
Salad, herb and vegetable beds have been started in public places around Dudley. Why not create a Garden for Everyone where you live during Share Fest in June? It could be anything from planting a couple of herbs in an unloved corner on your street, growing some veg in your front garden with a sign saying “share this stuff”, or creating a purpose built plot. Come along to a Share Fest co-design session in May for inspiration and support, including beautiful upcycled pallet signs or raised beds/planters for your shared garden, thanks to Active Citizens support from Dudley Police for Incredible Edible in Dudley in 2017.
Whatever the size of your Garden for Everyone, we’d love to hear about it. Share your ideas, plans and photos on social media using #edibledudley
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Gardens for Everyone
A Garden for Everyone has been created in an unloved space behind shops on Dudley High Street. A team of 12 young people braved the cold in January and cleared the site of a mountain of rubbish. They sourced some unwanted tyres for planters and reclaimed some wooden pallets to build upcycled raised beds and a bench. A local resident who lives above the shops has been growing some herbs for the garden.