Those of us that did Grow Zones in Oxford last year recently got together and decided that there was enough interest to do another season of visits in the spring.
Fancy joining us? We are meeting to plan the spring 2012 season of visits on the evening of Thursday 1st March. Contact me for details about how to sign up.
Grow Zones uses the power of community to help people grow fruit and vegetables in their own gardens. It is a simple process, that is deeply rewarding.
The approach is simple. We gather a team of interested people. We then meet, share ideas and expertise, and help one another plan what they want to do in their garden. Then during March-May we get together for an easy schedule of Saturday morning visits in to each others gardens (each person is not expected to attend every garden visit, usually they make around four Saturdays in total). On the Saturday the host gets everyone to work on tasks they have planned for their garden, and the morning ends with a real sense of accomplishment and a shared meal.
The result can be powerful: gardens are transformed and enjoyed; knowledge and expertise are shared; friendships are made and strengthened; and fruit and vegetables are grown like never before.
What others involved last year have said:
The best thing? It’s a toss up between the getting our allotment in order and the great times spent doing just that. So is it the ends or the means?
A heartwarmingly great way to attack a garden problem, freindships made and reinforced through digging, hitting, cutting, chopping, and burning.
Lots of people feel instinctively that they want to make more of their small plot of earth (and get better connected to nature) but don’t know how or where to start. Grow Zones is a simple and fun way to do all that.
Further information on Grow Zones can be found at www.growzones.com