During our time at Watering Lane nursery we have watered, swept, weeded, planted, raked, dug and grown potatoes to test the crop for suitability for crisps. We have washed greenhouses, picked Jacob’s tears, cotton and peanuts, and grown a variety of vegetables and flowers.
As well as our ongoing projects of planting bulbs for Eden’s spring festival, planting and harvesting gourds for the autumn displays and growing vegetables that enable all participants to go home with produce we….
….are using the field to grow vegetables and fruit for our Veg Bags.
In the last twelve months we have grown parsnips, Jerusalem artichokes, beetroot, spinach, ruby chard, leeks, broad beans, accent and charlotte potatoes, pink fur apple potatoes, spring onions, courgettes, marrows, squashes and pumpkins, purple sprouting broccoli, brussel sprouts and red cabbage. We have also sown phaecellia as a green manure.
….have grown over a thousand squashes, pumpkins and gourds for use in the Eden Projects displays.
….have grown vegetables for the ‘Urban Chef’, Oliver Rowe, for him to promote our project in his London restaurants.
We were particularly pleased that he made an effort to visit us all the way from London.
…. have begun a new service providing The Eden Temporary Displays Team with a variety of herbs and spices to use on the restaurant tables.
….have developed People and Gardens from a private business into a Community Interest Company.
We have set ourselves a three year plan to enable us to be financially dependent, rather that reliant on statutory funding.