The 'Get Growing' project in York works with local community groups and schools to develop food growing areas. We were taken on a very interesting tour of some of the sites the team has helped to develop, and had a thoroughly enjoyable day. The team from York made a return visit to Leicester, and enjoyed spending time at the Community Allotment, swapping ideas and tips with the volunteers.
We also visited Kelmarsh Hall, a stately home with a walled kitchen garden which is being developed into a volunteering centre and teaching resource with the help of Local Food funding. We were really interested to see how traditional planting was integrated with food growing, and were treated to a guided tour of the whole garden.