This is the page for the Gardening Subgroup of Teign Estuary Transition. A key element of transition is to grow more of our own food because this helps reduce road-miles and makes our community more resilient. We are interested in helping people with our own gardening projects, working with allotment holders, and creating community gardens for all to work in and enjoy within our local area.
We are currently running a community garden in the Walled Garden, Eastcliff Park, where we work most Sunday mornings 11am – 1pm and Thursday evenings 6.00 – 7.30pm. For more information, see the Walled Garden page.
For more information about the Permaculture approach to gardening that we have adopted, see our page on The Gardening Group and Permaculture.
News items relating to the Gardening subgroup
Situated on the edge of The Dartmoor National Park, the Victorian walled Community Garden on the Parke estate is maintained and managed through a partnership between local people and the National Trust. Its welcoming gateways are open for anyone to wander through when the gardeners are working.
Provides help in developing your own community-based food producing project.
The husbandry school offers traditional sustainable gardening, farming and land management courses, the chance to learn practical rural skills and crafts and take part in exciting art and creative activities.
Pick your own and ready-picked plus hand-made preserves. Daily crop information from the web site.
Tuckers Seeds, as part of an independent company who are registered with both the Soil Association and DEFRA, aim to provide an immense and unique range of quality seed for both the home gardener and the professional grower. Based in Ashburton.
James Machin has organised a ‘group purchase’ with a UK manufactured worm compost system with Worm City with which anyone can compost their kitchen waste and start growing their own food. Purchase five and get one free!