Incredible Edibles free plant Giveaway

Transition Cornwall+ Food Action Group
Incredible Edibles free plant Giveaway
Transition Cornwall + Food Action Group volunteers in 2023 getting ready to give away plants at Mattice Park (Photo : submitted photo)

The plant giveaway is back once again!  And again we have to thank community volunteers, plant growing partners and our Food Action Group members for growing over two thousand seedlings for the sole purpose of giving them away.

Where can people pick them up?  On Saturday June 1 from 11 am to 1 pm we will be at four sites in Cornwall:  outside the Benson Centre (800 Seventh St W), Agape Centre (40 Fifth St. West), Aquatic Centre (100 Water St.) and Mattice Park (Lennox St. and Edward St.).  You can pick up two free plants either for replanting into your garden or keeping some we have repotted into permanent pots for your step or balcony.

So if you love growing and eating fresh food but don’t have much space, or you are new to starting a vegetable garden this is your way to continue or to begin.   The plants will be given away on a first come first served basis, but replenished at times.   If you don’t know very much about gardening, don’t worry as there will be an experienced gardener at each location to help advise you.  For those taking plants in permanent pots, just keep them in a sunny spot and watered and you will be enjoying your own food such as tomatoes, beans, peppers and chard. For those with a garden we are offering a variety of plants such as tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplants, zucchini, rhubarb, herbs and raspberries.  And new this year: we also have strawberries, asparagus, and black currant bushes.

None of this would happen without the passion and hard work of the members of the Transition Cornwall+ Food Action Group members and many community gardeners and partners who have grown these plants.  Equally important are the 30 some volunteers repot plants and give them away on the days of the event.

We are also grateful to our stalwart partners that help make this possible: Marlin Orchards, Cornerstone Organics, the City of Cornwall, Agape, Kinsmen Club of Cornwall, Ferme Butte & Bine and the Social Development Council of Cornwall and Area (with which Transition Cornwall+ is a working group).

The Food Action Group of Transition Cornwall+ hopes to see you at one of our give-away locations for our Incredible Edibles. Please spread the word to your friends and neighbours.

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