This week, we have been busy preparing for our 10th Annual Seed Potato Day taking place in partnership with the South East Essex Organic Gardeners on Saturday 8th February at Growing Together Westcliff.
At Trust Links, we have four Growing Together community gardens in South Essex, and offer various opportunities for our members to get involved with therapeutic gardening. However, on Seed Potato Day we're inviting local residents to come along to our community garden on Fairfax Drive, Westcliff, where they can choose from over 40 varieties of seed potatoes and then go and enjoy growing their own delicious spuds at home, or their own allotment.
Each year we run this event in partnership with South East Essex Organic Gardeners, and Carole Shorney from the voluntary group said "The price of our seed potatoes has been kept to last year's prices. We'll also have onion sets, chicken pellets and potato fertiliser".
Trust Links Chief Executive, Matt King, added "Our Seed Potato Day is suitable for everyone as we will also have hot food and refreshments, as well as live music, children’s activities and hot drinks to keep everyone warm."
He continued "Growing your own food can be fun, and is a great way to engage children with healthy eating at an early age. We hope to see lots of local people enjoying our community garden in Westcliff and hopefully lots of people will go away with all they need to grow their own potatoes this Spring.”
Seed Potato Day takes place between 10am and 2pm on Saturday 8th February at Growing Together Westcliff, 47 Fairfax Drive, Westcliff-on-Sea.