Sunday 6pm. Everything in the picture was grown on our community allotment: the beetroot, turned into slivered (use a potato peeler) salad, and the spiced Mumbai potatoes, both decorated with courgette flowers, and the green beans in their bag – all on the table in the evening sun, waiting to be eaten.
We have GROFUN, Growing Real Organic Food in Urban Neighbourhoods, to thank for this miracle.
Is your garden overgrown? Would you like help getting it fit to grow organic vegetables?
GROFUN volunteers pitch in and in return for their impressive labour they get reciprocal gardening-help either in their own garden or at the community allotment in St Werburgh’s, Bristol.
We are learning how to grow. And everyone involved gets invited to the harvest meals.
“The best thing for me is the connecting of people” says Nadia.
We sat around the fire into the evening. Mel played a haunting song on the guitar.
It sounds a moment of peace. And it was.