Oakham In Bloom are urging residents to pick the fruit and vegetables that have been grown in the containers in town.
The Britain In Bloom judges were very impressed with the new Grow Your Own theme that volunteers have planted and cared for, and now the fruit and vegetables are ready to eat!
The containers with fruit and vegetables ready to be picked are the large planter on the High Street outside Coop Funeralcare, the large planter outside the Odd House Tavern pub on Burley Road and the boat on the Stamford Road bypass roundabout.
Oakham In Bloom’s Derek Bilby said “Anybody passing by is invited to pick something to try – the cherry tomatoes taste great and there is also rosemary, sage, parsley, thyme and even a few strawberries!”
“The planting has been done with care, using peat-free compost and organic feed.”
The grow your own theme has been very successful, but Oakham In Bloom don’t want to see the produce going to waste, so please do take something to try.
The committee would like to thank staff at Coop Funeral Care and the Odd House Tavern for volunteering to water the containers.
Have you tried any of the community-grown produce? Please take a photo and share it with Oakham In Bloom on Facebook – www.facebook.com/oakhaminbloom and Twitter – www.twitter.com/oakhaminbloom
The evening of Wednesday 6th March was truly ‘Incredible’ for Transition Rutland, raising over £40 on the night on its launch of the community vegetable growing project, Incredible Edible Oakham.
The project, supported by Oakham In Bloom, aims to use the pots by Rutland Plastics on Cold Overton Road, and other areas, to grow vegetables for the benefit of the community.
Over 30 people attended the launch which included a short recorded talk from Incredible Edible Todmorden founder Pam Warhurst, along with a film screening of Growing Change – an inspiring movie about a food growing revolution in Venezuela.
Incredible Edible Oakham is now all set to go and is looking for volunteers who can donate:
- Their seeds/seedlings
- Their time to help plant & maintain the pots
- Their advice on container vegetable gardening
A date for the first planting working party is to be set very soon. For more information & to volunteer, contact Transition Rutland on 01572 723419 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Watch out Oakham, something Incredible is coming!