Edible St Austell is a simple idea: working together to grow tasty fruit for everyone.
Sometimes it can be hard for people to afford healthy, organic local produce, and not everyone has a garden to grow their own. But if we utilise community spaces and share our skills, St. Austell can be a beautiful edible town, producing food for all residents to enjoy.
By utilising small underused areas of land across St Austell the aim is to grow food for us all to share. The start is focusing on fruiting trees and shrubs as they are high yielding and relatively low maintenance. From family favourites like plums, apples, gooseberries, black, red and white currants, to the slightly more unusual such as figs, Chilean guava and kiwis. Imagine if everyone was within a short walking distance of some lovely locally grown fruit!
Edible St Austell is working with the town and county councils and has a shop and training venue at the Market House selling a range of indoor and outdoor plants, and offer gardening services.
For more information and to get in touch head to flourishingpots.co.uk or find them on social media with @FlourishingPots and @EdibleStAustell
Find out more about Edible St Austell here
Sometimes it can be hard for people to afford healthy, organic local produce and not everyone has a garden to grow their own.
Steve Skinner from St Austell Town Council talks with Duana Pearson from Edible St Austell about the idea that we can work together to grow tasty fruit for everyone, utilising community spaces and sharing our skills so that St. Austell can be a beautiful edible town; producing food for all residents to enjoy.
View the film on the video above.
Regular on BBC Radio Cornwall and author of a series of foraging books ‘Never Mind the Burdocks: A Year of Foraging in the British Isles’, plant guru, gardener and artist Emma Gunn shares her top hints, tips and favourite St Austell foraging spots with Digital Digging. Be it urban park land, St Austell bay’s beaches or surrounding clay country, there are ingredients a plenty to find for your very own foraging feast.
View 3 films from Emma below.