Digging in for year ahead at the veg plot in the park

Published on: 07 Feb 2013

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Digging in for year ahead at the veg plot in the park

Volunteers tending a community vegetable patch in Keynsham’s Memorial Park held their first “dig in” day of the year. Keynsham Community Plot in the Park

The group, set up by Transition Keynsham, pulled on their wellies and gardening gloves and met on February 2 to work on the plot of land. They plan to grow seasonal vegetables, herbs and soft fruits and are keen to hear from any residents who want to get involved.

A spokesperson said: “Our plan is to create a friendly and welcoming garden for anyone who would like to learn about how to grow food and meet like-minded people in the area.”

She added: “We work together as a group sharing skills and knowledge and would like to welcome anyone who would like to get involved. We will choose fruit and veg which are easy to grow, look lovely and most of all taste great.”

The vegetable patch was originally located next to the town’s clock tower, but had to be moved to the park ahead of work starting on the regeneration scheme. Former veg plot

Now the Keynsham Community Plot in the Park, the team will meet on the first Saturday of every month to carry out work, as well as setting up other sessions for different tasks according to the season.

Anyone who wants to get involved can either pop along one dig in day, find the group on Facebook at www.facebook.com/KeynshamPlotInThePark or email keynshamt@yahoo.co.uk.

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