Incredible Edible Totnes is an inspired bunch of people growing fruit, herbs, nuts, vegetables and edible flowers in public and unused spaces in Totnes for everyone to share.
The potential veggie output of even small spaces is huge. Whether you believe in access to land for all, re-localising our food supply and avoiding packaging, cutting down on food miles, overturning supermarkets' strangle-hold on our food system, or just enjoy being outside gardening with others - come and join us.
Since we started planting nut trees in March 2007 on Vire Island, we have extended our edible growing to many sites all over town and beyond, in public spaces and school grounds. Our initial aim was to plant nut trees, and as the years went by, we also planted soft fruit, herbs, edible flowers and vegetables as well. We also planted a tree nursery and forest garden in Follaton arboretum.
On the many growing sites in Totnes we welcome local people and visitors to get involved in planting and maintenance. You don't have to be an expert gardener. We provide tools and share skills.
Help in other aspects of our project, like publicity and fundraising are welcome too.
For more info about getting involved contact Wendy on 01803 868305 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Steamer Quay - every Thursday, 4-6pm
Rockery/station/Atmos - second Monday of each month, 12.30-2pm
Look out for tree-planting days around town, of 100 new trees in memory of WWI, and special celebrations in our orchards
Steamer Quay and Longmarsh
The planters at Steamer Quay were first filled with edible flowers, fruit and vegetables in the summer of 2011, and have continued since then to become more abundant every year. In 2015 we decided to express our gratitude for all this plenty and for all the help we'd had from visitors from abroad by writing 'thanks' in six languages around the planters.
We have also planted two beds of fruit bushes further along the river towards the Rowing Club, which give abundant currants, blueberries, honeyberries and raspberries, as well as strawberries and rhubarb.
Continuing along the riverside to Longmarsh are a small group of nut trees planted away from the river, along a well-trodden path. These are growing slowly but surely since planted in 2007.
During the spring, summer and autumn months we meet weekly at the Steamer Quay to tend the beds and enjoy tea together. Everyone is welcome to join in, and all are welcome to share the harvests. More information from Wendy Stayte at email@example.com
Borough Park Rockery and Totnes Station
The Rockery by the Rugby Club hut at the corner of Borough Park is covered with wild and cultivated strawberries, herbs and edible flowers. In 2016 the raised bed is a show bed for grains grown on local farms this year as part of the Grown in Totnes project.
At Totnes Station there are two areas cultivated by Incredible Edible volunteers. Along the bank by the path leading down to the station we grow edible shrubs, raspberry canes, Mallow, Sedum, and many other edible perennials. On the station platform 1 is a herb planter full of fragrant herbs and edible flowers.
In 2016 we meet on the second Monday of each month from 12.30-2pm to tend these sites.