The Transition Ashtead Food Group has been launched and has held its first meeting . We decided that our initial aim is to promote food growing in Ashtead. We will encourage organic methods, but not try to insist on this. In due course we may extend our activities to promote selling of locally grown food.
We agreed to look at the following ideas:
- Establish a community garden
- Set up a garden sharing scheme (garden sharing involves linking people with gardens they cannot manage with people who want to garden but need more land)
- Find local experts who are willing to help get started with food growing, or advise when gardening problems arise
- Encourage wild life by measures like:
- let grass grow long
- plant trees
- plant hedges
- find sites for bee hives
If you’d like to get involved in the group or want to know more, we’d love to hear from you. You can either email us using the ‘Contact Us’ link on the Transition Ashtead home page or give me a ring on 01372-378914.