Grow-Your-Own in Exeter

Exeter families are getting the chance to see just how green fingered they can be.

Because mini-gardens are being given out across the city...complete with compost and seedlings.

The Harvest Project has 150 containers to distribute.  They'll be going to families who live in flats or who have limited garden space.

The idea is that even in the smallest of spaces we can grow our own food - and that could be herbs and salads or even edible flowers!

During July the harvest team  is visiting ten Exeter neighbourhoods handing out the starter kids for wannabe gardeners. Training Champions will also be on hand to give tips on cultivating and getting the best from the mini-gardens.

Project worker Ellie Parker told Wendy Buckingham more about the project:  CLICK HERE

To get your free kit visit:

Weds 30th June,      Whipton Primary School                           19.00-20.30

Thurs 1st July,            Redhills/Upper Barley Mount                    17:00-19:00

Mon 5th July             Wonford Community Learning Centre,        17.30-19:30

Weds 7th July,           Jubilee Court, St David’s                          10.30-12.30

Thurs 8th July,           Exwick Community Centre, Kinnerton Way  17.00-19.00

Tues 13th July,          the Devon Yeoman, Beacon Heath,           16:00-18:00

Weds 14th July         Countess Wear Primary School                   14.00-16.00

Thurs 15th July,         Sandford Walk, Newtown,                         14.30-16.30

Tues 20th July,          Isca College Fete (Wonford)                     13.00-15.30

Thurs 22nd July,        Copplestone Drive,                                   11:00-13:00

The Project is part of Exeter Community Initiatives, an Exeter–based organisation that develops and manages a range of activities which are set up as a response to the needs of local people.