South Wigston is developing into an edible landscape thanks to the new Incredible Edible Oadby & Wigston project, supported by our Master Gardeners. It all began with an inspirational trip to Incredible Todmorden in West Yorkshire in the spring, where community food growing in public spaces ahs been a hugely successful tool in bringing the town together and developing the community.
A new project to develop a food garden at the Bassett Street Community Hub has recently received £4132. funding from the Local People’s Programme Community Fund in addition to another £1000 that the Community Action Partnership that runs the Hub has pledged.
Later this month local gardeners, supported by our Master Gardeners, will be clearing weeds from existing planters at South Wigston railway station in preparation for new herbs and other edibles that local commuters will be able to harvest on their way home.
A new community growing space is also planned for Crow Mills and local people with an interest in food growing are encouraged to get involved and come along to upcoming activity sessions