A group of local residents, eager to grow vegetables wherever they can agreed with Seaford Town Council to plant and maintain the flowerbeds outside Morrisons and Lloyds bank last year.
Community food growing has become very popular all over the country in recent years. It’s a great way to bring people together to make friends, learn skills and grow food. It also provides exercise and improves wellbeing.
Having such a central plot is great to show people how their food grows and hopefully to interest more people in growing.
We meet on the 2nd Sunday of each month from 9am at the Morrisons flowerbeds. Join us!
With more people we could be growing all over town! Contact us
Find out more about community growing and what’s happening in Seaford.
Despite the drought last summer, we had a successful first season. It’s been lovely to walk past and see people looking to see what’s there or to hear children excited to see a strawberry growing.
If there is food ready to pick, please help yourself!
Have you seen an insect in the Morrisons beds? Please let us know or better still, email a photo to email@example.com
Do you know what insect it is? This guide from www.buglife.org.uk may help.
See tips from On the Verge on how to spot the difference between a bee and a hoverfly.
Would you like to grow food with other people?
In Seaford, we’re lucky to have established community gardens with more just beginning. Community gardens are a great place to meet new people, join together to grow food and learn from each other. Gardening can also improve mental health and physical well-being.
Would you like to get involved? With more people we could be growing all over town!
If you’d like to get involved in street tree planting, visit Trees for Seaford
To get involved in wildlife verges, visit On The Verge – A project to connect people and green spaces to create wildlife pathways throughout Seaford.
Lewes District Food Partnership brings people together to share skills, build better food systems and work towards a future where everyone has access to good food.
Grow Eastbourne, community food growing in Eastbourne
Brighton and Hove Organic Gardening Group website has lots of useful information and runs courses locally.
Stanmer Organics, Brighton – local courses and projects.
Garden Organic – gardening advice
Charles Dowding – no dig gardening