January 2012 will see the launch of Amersham in Transition’s ‘Garden Together’ project
Firstly, with the support of Little Chalfont Parish Council, we hope to facilitate a Garden Share scheme, whereby people with large gardens that they cannot or don’t want to make full use of themselves, share a plot with a someone who would like to ‘grow their own’ but hasn’t the space. In return, the host might get a share of the produce grown, or perhaps another part of their garden maintained.
Secondly, we would like to help establish some Grow Together Clubs, where groups of gardeners work together in each others plots, sharing ideas, expertise and effort – and hopefully a lot of fun.
And of course, Susan Jeffery from the Amersham Allotments Association will again be running her extremely popular Grow Your Own Course, sharing her invaluable experience of growing fruit and veg.
On Saturday 14th January and Saturday 11th February, during the Farmers’ Markets, we will be at the Little Chalfont Village Hall handing out information and collecting expressions of interest. In between, you will also be able to pick up leaflets at Little Chalfont Community Library. And then, starting at 19:30 on Tuesday 21st February (Shrove Tuesday), we will be hosting an event at the library to launch the project and to give people a chance to meet other interested gardeners.
Hope to see you there!