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Growing Taunton – Sat 1st July

We will be out and about again Saturday in Somerset Square to finish off the terracing of the slope.

Location: Somerset Sq – between the Brewhouse Theatre and the Cricket Ground

When: Sat 20th May – 10.30 – 12.30

Taunton Transition Town have been running this site at Somerset Square for some years now; replacing the municipal plants with something we can eat or which is beneficial to insects.  Find the vegetables, herbs and other plants growing in the planters between the Brewhouse Theatre and the Cricket Ground in Taunton.

What is ready now?

  • Peas
  • Mint
  • Rosemary
  • Lavender
  • Lovage – great herb with a strong celery taste – use sparingly
  • Oca Leaves – the leaves have a citrusy taste and great addition to salad
  • Some lettuce leaves left

Our courgettes are progressing and some are in flower…. so will be ready very soon.

Come along and hear all about the community garden and what is ready now.

We need your help to weed, plant and haul water!  We have big plans for Somerset Square and need your help. Bring you garden forks, trowels and gloves for some extra special TLC to this wonderful display. This time we hoping to transform the slope into a wonderful terrace of incredible edibles.

Growing Taunton – Somerset Square

Come and help grow vegetables in the middle of Taunton.  Pick up some tips on growing veggies.

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If you eat, you’re in

We are trying to inspire people all over the town to take food production back into their own hands. Any piece of land has the potential to grow food – be it a curbside, your back garden or a spare corner in a park. Our mission is to take down the barriers between you and your ability to grow there. And it starts here in Somerset Square, near the Brewhouse.

Where: Somerset Square, near Brewhouse, Taunton

When: Saturday 04/06/2016, 10.30-12.30.

Bring gardening gloves, trowels and if you have them any vegetable plants to spare.

Growing Taunton
Growing Taunton

Growing Taunton

The next Growing Taunton event will be on Sat 3rd Oct in Somerset Square (between the Brewhouse and the Somerset Cricket Ground – the planters have all sorts of vegetables growing; sweetcorn, pumpkin, kale, oca, lovage, parsley, rosemary, chard. thyme and nasturtium. Plus there is an abundance of flowers to bring the bees in; just marigolds and phacelia. at the moment as we come into autumn. Meet by the planters at 10.30 am.

Bring secateurs, trowels and spades…. and gardening gloves.  The aim of this session is to tidy the planters for winter and give some buddleia a prune.  (Great for the butterflies when in flower but a bit of bully in a flower bed).

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.’

Growing Taunton

The next Growing Taunton event will be on Sat 1st August in Somerset Square (between the Brewhouse and the Somerset Cricket Ground – the planters have all sorts of vegetables growing; sweetcorn, broad bean, peas, french beans, pumpkin, courgettes, strawberries, radish, parsley, rosemary, chard. thyme and nasturtium. Plus there is an abundance of flowers to bring the bees in; marigolds, wallflowers, alliums, agapanthus, oxe-eye daisy and phacelia.) Meet by the planters at 10.30 am.

Come the autumn we need an essential re-design for the planters to minimise the amount of watering that needs to be done in the summer.  Looking to permaculture design wicking beds look like the best option.

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.’

Growing Taunton
Growing Taunton