Edible Abingdon

For the last 3 years we have been growing vegetables behind the ice-cream kiosk on Abbey Meadow, this year we are growing more, and experimenting with a new vegetable plot made of old recycling boxes outside Old Station House.  

Mangetout peas in mid-May

What’s the idea ? Our immediate objective is to create a herb and vegetable garden that is attractive and productive, organic, and wildlife-friendly.   In the longer term we aim to reduce dependence on fossil fuels and imported food, and encourage community growing.

Where ? In Abbey Meadow, in the beds between the ice cream kiosk and the river.  At Old Station House, on the sunny side facing Old Station yard.

Can you help ? We already have a small team of enthusiasts but will need more hands to make this work.   In particular  we’ll need help with:

  •  Sowing seeds
  • Planting out
  • Weeding
  • Watering. 

Helpers and visitors to the park will be encouraged to pick the produce !  Knowledge of gardening would be great but it’s not essential, we will all be learning as we go along.

A giant radish is the first crop!

For more information please contact us on carbon.cutters@gmail.com

The beds on 16 July after the AGM

 

Chives in flower, June 2016

 

Mangetout nearly ready, June 2016

 

Somebody gave us some real French lavender

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