Allotment holders from Farnham have been busy planting vegetables and other tasty edibles in public spaces in Farnham.

The team has planted four containers located outside the supermarket in South Street with flowers, vegetables, salad crops and fruit.

The initiative is part of Farnham in Bloom and the Incredible Edible project, which is a movement that aims to increase the amount of local food grown and eaten in towns.

Councillor Stephen Hill, Lead Member for Community Enhancement says: “As the flowers and crops ripen, we are inviting people to help themselves to whatever fresh fruit and veg they can eat but please do remember to wash it and only eat produce you recognise or know is edible!

“We first learned about the growing food to share initiative from our twin town in Andernach. They have been successfully running a similar scheme for several years. This is a lovely community project that shows you do not need a large space to be able to grow your own. It is a great way to try something that has been locally grown and, if people like what they’ve tried, we hope they might have a go at growing their own next year.”

There is also an Incredible Edible project growing in Hale. Led by St Mark’s Church and a number of community groups, several containers have been planted with food to share.

See the Farnham in Bloom pages for more information about projects in which you can get involved.

The edible planters in South Street include:

Flowers

Nasturtiums

Marigolds

Poppies

Coleus

Vegetables

Carrots

Onions

French beans

Kale

Multi-coloured chard

Salad

Spring onion

Beetroot

Lettuce

Radish

Tomatoes

Herbs

Basil

Parsley

Mint

Coriander

Farnham Town Council is grateful to the sponsors of Farnham in Bloom, which include:

  • Corporate sponsor: BBS Ltd
  • Gold sponsors: The Patio Black Spot Removal Company Ltd, Graduate Landscapes, The Farnham Institute, Forest Lodge and Squire’s Garden Centre
  • Silver sponsor: Bourne Valley Contractors
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