The aim of Growing Taunton is to get more fruit and vegetables in our public spaces. We promote how everyone can have access to local, sustainable food.
There are no members only the motto: ‘If you eat, you are in.’
Currently we have two public growing spaces:
- Somerset Square – near the Brewhouse – look out for the large planters with all sorts of growing vegetables; broad beans, peas, chard, chop suey greens, beetroot, mixed salad leaves, tarragon, mint, rosemary, fennel, parsley, thyme, chives, strawberries, and nasturtiums. Plus there is an abundance of flowers to bring the bees in; marigolds, wallflowers, alliums, agapanthus, oxe-eye daisy and phacelia.
- The Old Aviary, Vivary Park – if you come in through the main park gates and bear right and follow the path around. On the right you will see a raised bed surrounded by trees near the picnic tables. This the Old Aviary. In this spot you will find medicinal, culinary and edible plants. Currently growing is an assortment of mints, rosemary, lemon balm, goats rue, angelica, sweet ciciely, sweet woodruff, wild garlic, hostas, jacobs ladder, marshmallow, globe artichoke, cardoon, lungwort, and wild strawberries.