Work has, this week, commenced on an exciting new project focussed on encouraging “grow-from-home” and organic growth education.
Based at the Willoughby Road Allotments, the project titled the Edible Academy has been joint funded by independent grant-making charity, Dulverton Trust, along with the Lincolnshire Co-Op and the Coaching Inn Group.
Chairman of Willoughby Road Allotment Association, Paul Collingwood, said: “We are very grateful to our kind sponsors, the Dulverton Trust, Lincolnshire Co-Op and Coaching Inn Group, for their generosity and support in allowing the Willoughby Road Allotment Association to undertake this brand new Edible Academy initiative.
Utilising the knowledge of our plot holders, along with chefs from The Coaching Inn Group, our brand new Edible Academy will encourage families to register for an allotment, and show the benefits of organic produce.
Furthermore, a polytunnel is to be installed on a dedicated plot, allowing community groups, schools & nurseries, including Pilgrim Hospital Day Nursery to learn about how food is grown, where it comes from & how to use it.
The polytunnel, due for installation over the next couple of weeks, has been supplied by First Tunnels, a high quality Polytunnel supplier throughout UK & Europe who’s aim is to deliver the perfect Polytunnel gardening experience.