Grow It Yourself Organic (GIYO)
This group is a support and social group for people growing their own produce. We meet once a month at each others growing spaces, either garden or allotment, to swap ideas, seeds and share a cup of tea and a slice of cake. The members of the GIY group are of mixed age and ability – anyone with an interest in growing food is welcome, whether you’re a beginner or an old hand.
This group joined Garden Organic as a local group in March 2016 and it currently costs only £2 a year to belong and get all the benefits that go with Garden Organic membership–a bargain!
To join, please contact TTL and you will be put in touch with the group co-ordinator.
Too Many Beans? Fancy swapping or selling some of your surplus produce or simply buying very fresh local veg? The Growers’ Market is a stall selling home grown produce on the first Saturday morning of the month during growing season (usually May – October). In addition to fruit and veg, we also accept home produced eggs, jams, chutney and honey. Seedlings are also welcome and we accept home baking if it contains a home grown ingredient. Please wrap any offerings and provide a list of ingredients. If you don’t see anything you’d like on the stall you can take a voucher for future use.
The Growers’ Market limits food miles and reduces waste by providing a way to distribute surplus home grown fruit and vegetables. It also encourages people to try growing their own by demonstrating how easy it is to produce fresh food in your own garden.
Letchworth has hundreds of apple trees and in a bid to use as much of the fruit as possible TTL has run apple pressing days in Autumn for the last few years.
Everyone is invited to bring apples they’ve picked from their garden or from wild trees and get involved in scratting, pressing and bottling. We advise attendees to bring some clean bottles to take juice home in. Some have even been known to bring kegs to fill for cider-making! Kids big and small enjoy this one and the juice is like nothing you’ve ever bought from a shop. Keep an eye on our calendar for this year’s dates.
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