Growing project to make Penryn 'edible'
A community project designed to encourage Penryn residents to grow their own vegetables, share produce and buy locally grown food is coming to the town hall this week.
Dubbed “Incredible Edible Penryn,” the project is based on a similar idea from a small market town in West Yorkshire called Todmorden where residents have been so successful in growing their own edibles that they are now aiming to be totally self-sufficient by 2018.
Organiser Karen Narramore said: “We want to see fruit and vegetables, herbs and edible flowers growing in planters on the main street, at the bus stop, outside the Town Hall and in any unused areas of ground.
“The produce will be there to share – to see, smell and taste when you are on your way home or popping out to the shops.”
Anyone can get involved says Karen, adding: “You don’t need to have green fingers or even know the difference between broad beans and baked beans.
“We need people to grow a few seeds, dig, plant, make signs, spread the word, be creative and make suggestions – anything you can offer.”
The project’s first event will be a seed swap and public meeting at Penryn Town Hall from 7.30pm this Thursday, March 21.