Welcome to Stroud Edible Open Gardens 2013
This year we’re doing things a bit differently!
There will be no brochure with a list of gardens to visit – all the information will be on this website.
During the month of July edible gardens, allotments and orchards will be open to the public. Opening dates and venues will be constantly updated so you can see which gardens you can drop in to visit.
We are very grateful to all the wonderful gardeners, without whom these weekends would not be possible.
The gardens will all be free to enter but we are asking for donations towards Transition Stroud to cover the cost of running the scheme.
Please make sure you check the website before visiting as we are updating all the time.
Transition Stroud supports local communities to build a resilient future in the face of rising energy costs and a changing climate. More info at: http://www.transitionstroud.org/
With this Edible Open Gardens project Transition Stroud hope to help people learn, but also inspire more local food production at a lower environmental cost than the supermarkets.
Food prices set to rise
The UN report that food prices have hit a record high and are forecast to continue climbing this year. Shoppers have already been hit with jumps in the price of many key food items and with the impact of the economy it has never been a better time to grow your own food.
In the 2000 fuel strike, the Sainsbury’s chief executive wrote to the prime minister to warn that food supplies would run out “in days rather than weeks”. The situation is now worse: world food reserves are at historically low levels. It seems clear that not only is our dependence on imports damaging for national food security and harmful to the environment, it is simply unsustainable.