Who will be the first to eat a fruit from the Greenside Communty Centre?!?
There are also a couple of sweet peas ready to be eaten raw!
So the plants are doing well. I am planning to add a borage for attracting pollinators (and borage’s flowers are edible and yummy!).
Rules during the covid-19 pandemic:
Some basic rules are to be applied for you to enjoy eating free raw food safely.
The corona virus can survive up to 5 days on metal, 4 days on wood. It is not clear how long it can survive on plants. WHO advise shoppers to wash Fruits & Veg.
So in the case of harvesting yourself raw fruits and veg you can also follow the WHO advice.
And if you want you can wash your fruit/veg and your hand easily as there is a tap water (I may leave some soap and a washing bowl next to it) in the corner next to the big bin.
On top of that advice please read the following simple rule I would like you to follow, it’s easy and respectful for other people.
The Rule at the Community Centre is simple:
- Spot the fruit or veg you want
- Observe it carefully without touching it
- Make your choice
- Once you have touched it, pick it up
Even if the risk of virus transmission through touching a fruit/veg is probably very low, please don’t change your mind after touching one.
I am now working on making a couple of signs that will be visible from the sidewalk to encourage people to come and enjoy these gifts from nature.
I will also add more plants and expand to the other borders.
Grow your own!
One of the goals of this project is to encourage you to grow your own food. I hope to write more about it in the near future to tell you about my own experience and hopefully to share advice.
Big THANK YOU to ‘Our Villages Crawcrook-Greenside‘ for funding the setting costs for this project.
Also thank you to The Greenside Community Centre for allowing me to use their space to implement this permaculture design (website / facebook page).
Finally thank you to my dear fellow Twigers from Transition West Gateshead for your help and support.