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Make your own potato tower from old pallets

On Saturday 29th May, Nick (one of our Grow Ambassadors) was joined by six enthusiastic workshop-goers in constructing wooden ‘towers’ for growing potatoes in, using pallets. The idea is that, as potato plants need soil mounded around their stems as they grow, the wooden towers housing the potatoes are built up (and the soil within them) as the potatoes grow - they’re ideal where garden soil might not be the best for growing potatoes in, and potatoes are much easier to harvest by hand, so damage by garden forks (often used for harvesting potatoes grown in the ground) can be avoided. The harvesting process is also quite fun!

Here’s a little rundown of how the towers are made and the tools you’ll need, if you would like to make one yourself:

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The Grow garden - Spring Update

Grow G63 is a fantastic asset to our local community. Our vision is that it will become the heart of community food growing and sharing. With regular workshops, skill shares and other events, it will become a place where we can learn and gain experience, increase our awareness of the climate emergency in relation to how we grow food and use land, provide practical local solutions and actions, and improve mental and physical wellbeing.


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Why is gardening good for you?

Anyone who gardens regularly will tell you how good it is for their wellbeing.

Being outside, nurturing living things, being in tune with the seasons.  I think that we can all understand how that works.  

But is there any scientific proof?

Well it turns out that there is...

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Why should we buy local fruit and vegetables?

In the U.K. 4 supermarket chains control 80% of retail sales.

This has a big effect on all kinds of things - from the varieties of fruit and vegetables grown (with uniformity and transportability being valued over taste and nutrients) to the kinds of excess packaging that have become normal.

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Meet Lauren - Grow Garden Team.

Meet Lauren Lochrie

As well as working part-time for The Grow Garden as Co-manager & Permaculture Consultant, currently I run an outdoor education & natural wellness business called Herbal Homestead , facilitating creative experiences and workshops that connect people with nature and the nature of themselves.


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