Unfortunately, we have had to cancel all Incredible Edible Events in January due to the current lockdown. Please check the TTT events page after restrictions have eased to see what we're up to.
We have an exciting new opportunity for a part-time Incredible Edible Project Coordinator.
We want to attract a confident competent candidate with experience of managing, supporting and empowering volunteers working on outdoor growing projects. This role includes overseeing our incredible edible growing sites within Totnes and empowering volunteers to become incredible edible community leaders, taking responsibility for activities such as coordinating their own volunteer teams, organising planting, sourcing tools and seeds for the sites and organising seasonal events, with a view to making the project a sustainable volunteer led initiative. This role is best suited to someone living within Totnes and District.
Deadline for applications: 9am Monday 9th December 2019
This summer's warmth and sunshine has blessed the small community gardens of TTT Incredible Edible, with an abundance of herbs, vegetables, fruit and edible flowers, as well as many happy picnics and gardening sessions for the volunteers.
Small but faithful groups of folk continue to tend the Rockery, Steamer quay planters and Rowing Club beds, as well as Fernbank. Occasionally travellers from other parts of the world join us to lend a hand.
Last weekend we enjoyed the first harvesting session at the Follaton arboretum and Town cemetery, with lots of new volunteers, recently moved to Totnes to join in. We picked up masses of windfall apples, and took away a good harvest from a loaded damson tree, leaving much fruit to be enjoyed by those visiting the orchards in that part of town over the next few weeks.
Our weekly session at the Steamer Quay planters will finish at the end of September, although monthly sessions at Borough Park, Fern Bank, and the sessions at the Follaton Forest Garden will continue into autumn.
We are coming up to the bountiful time of harvesting from the special fruit and nut trees which Transition Town Totnes's Incredible Edible group has planted and tended over many years. We hope that you are able to come along to pick some fruit and give care to the trees for their wintertime.
We are meeting on Sunday 1st September from 2 p.m to 4 p.m. in Follaton Arboretum. Do come along for all, or any part of, this time. Children and friends are welcome too. We will meet at 2 p.m. by the gate leading to the path up to the gazebo, or you will see if you come later as you walk up the path. The gate is from the first car park to Follaton House as you leave Totnes along the Plymouth Road.
Wear suitable clothing and, if you have them, please bring gardening gloves, a trowel and secateurs. We have some to share too.
We look forward to seeing you in this beautiful place.
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" I had the rare delight of spending a couple of hours by myself on Fernbank on a warm sunny Saturday.
The bank has become a shaggy pelt of plants, wild and semi-cultivated, with bees and butterflies hovering and darting, relishing the rich mix of grasses, herbs, fruit and flowers that now flourish here.
Only 4 years ago, a local resident, single-handed, cleared this bank of its coating of brambles spilling out across the pavement and smothering any competition.
Once cleared, the possibilities of a community garden of the kind appearing here and there in Totnes in preceding years, woke the imagination of two visiting French landscape-gardening students, Titouan and Coppelia. Their enthusiasm and the support of some of us locals gave birth to Fernbank garden.
A towering plane tree dominates one end of the bank, casting its broad shade, under which ferns, primroses, King Solomon’s seal, jack-by-the-hedge, and numerous other shade-loving plants mix freely. Further down, the bank sports thyme and oregano, wild strawberries, mints of many kinds, feverfew and daylilies, sage and sumach, and splashes of colourful calendula, marguerites, purple loosestrife. A fig tree tops the bank, along with a few currant and gooseberry bushes.
This is no tidy municipal planting but a tribute to the care, not too much, of a few volunteers who turn up from time to time, to give a touch of human intervention to this diverse patch of semi-wildness, enjoying each other’s company and creating a haven for insects to enjoy, and enhance the foraging possibilities for others.
Come and join us one day, if you like. We are usually there on the third Saturday of most months, in the morning.
Or just linger there a while when you pass by"
Wendy, July 2019