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Incredible Edible was 100% the best thing I got involved with! Meeting likeminded people is really difficult and I found a group of people who were doing something that I enjoyed! None of my friends live near here and lockdown was isolating. Incredible Edible offered an opportunity to mix with people who were a similar age and everyone could talk about a courgette and it wasn’t weird.
Lockdown for me was tough, really mentally tough. Incredible Edible came along at just the right time! I love cooking with local produce and teaching my grandchildren where food comes from and what to do with it.
Incredible Edible helped us kick-start a proper allotment area in our school. By sharing knowledge and expertise, we have been able to introduce the children to some different edible foods – including flowers! They have started to see the process of planting, harvesting and eating. IE support has helped us gain some RHS awards and achieve our green flag status with Eco-Schools.
The donation of the planter has given our young people the opportunity to learn about gardening processes, caring for plants, the growth cycle as well as learning important skills such as growing your own vegetables and healthy eating. It’s been an incredibly important project to provide our students a platform to demonstrate their employability skills to the local community and make a contribution to the community.
I enjoy the sense of community and infectious kindness that Incredible Edible brings. I was working on one of our beds recently and a local teen stopped to thank me and commented on how it was a great community project. We’ve met some really nice people though the project and made friends we otherwise wouldn’t have met.
Incredible Edible has really helped bring the community together, especially in recent times. It’s a real visual presence and conversation starter. It’s different to other community projects as it’s something you can actually benefit from and use. It’s great for community spirit that these crops, things like herbs, can be planted and nurtured by someone else for us all to benefit from