Edible England gains a whole new dimension at Osprey Community Allotment where volunteers have been busy all year establishing the site using permaculture principles, growing familiar English fruit and vegetables, and developing an ‘exotic’ polytunnel called ‘Bato Kunku’ (Gambian for ‘farm by the sea’) attempting to grow produce that originates from outside the UK. Embark on a sensory tour of the community allotment site with its cottage garden and orchards in full bloom, and sample some of its produce deliciously cooked up by Weston’s Loves Cafe using a clay oven specially made for the event. Donations are welcome.
Also on offer are a host of creative activities using natural materials found on the allotment including willow weaving, plant print-making, make your own herbal tea-bags. Pick up specially designed menu cards and get involved in vegetable apple bobbing and tongue-in-cheek vegetable judging (bring yours along!).…. come along and be surprised by the many delights that can emerge from a flourishing allotment garden.
Just drop in on the day!
Osprey Outdoors is a people-focused organisation drawing upon the natural environment to offer a range of inspiring courses and inclusive activities that are open to all.
Sam Francis is a Weston based artist and producer who volunteers at the allotments as well being part of numerous experimental community-led initiatives, including BEEF arts collective, Supernormal DIY arts and music festival and the Braziers Park School of Social Integrative Research.