Incredible Edible project that provides free herbs and vegetables in Darlington looking to expand

The Advertiser Series: Members of Darlington Rotary Club take part in a planting session outside Darlington Town Hall for the Incredible Edibles scheme Members of Darlington Rotary Club take part in a planting session outside Darlington Town Hall for the Incredible Edibles scheme

A PROJECT to grow herbs and vegetables in sites around Darlington that can be taken home by members of the public is set to expand this year.

Incredible Edibles was launched by the Darlington Rotary Club last year, with 12 sites in the town centre planted out by gardeners.

The group, known locally as High Grow Darlo, are hoping to encourage more volunteers to take part in the project this year and expand the number of vegetable and herb plots to more than 60.

Funding for dozens of planters has been secured from the Street Eats programme, which will be dotted around the town at community centres, care homes, sheltered housing and schools, as well as the existing planters in the town centre.

The planting team, led by Rotary Club member Michael Hall, said: “We are looking for more volunteers for this year’s project. The vegetables are free for the public to eat and many local people benefited from the crops around town last year.

“We need a team of volunteers and enthusiastic gardeners or allotment holders who believe in the promotion of healthy, thrifty eating and the importance of local produce to assist us and come up with new ideas.”

A public meeting for potential volunteers will take place at Scholars Restaurant, in Bondgate, Darlington, on January 22, at 6.30pm.

The group is also hoping to organise a “vegetable car boot sale” with cookery demonstrations in Darlington Market Place in the summer to promote the scheme and hand out produce.

For more information contact Mr Hall at darlingtonrotary.org.uk or on 07756-999941.

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10:17pm Fri 10 Jan 14

Awake-in-Darlo says...

There are Community Gardening schemes in other towns, lots of scope to
make this happen. Good Luck . I think Todmorden in Lancashire have herbs on the railway platform; an idea for the Head of Steam and the little station nearby ? Would brighten up the place.
There are Community Gardening schemes in other towns, lots of scope to make this happen. Good Luck . I think Todmorden in Lancashire have herbs on the railway platform; an idea for the Head of Steam and the little station nearby ? Would brighten up the place. Awake-in-Darlo

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