Grow Zones is a national initiative and is a fun and practical way to help households grow food in their garden or allotment. You can find more info about Grow Zones in Cambridge (2014 season) here: growzones cambridge on facebook
It works by bringing around 6 households together to work together over a season with everyone doing some work in each other's gardens. Grow Zones is open to all regardless of food growing experience or plot size. Participating in Grow Zones is also an opportunity to learn more about Permaculture which is an approach to garden design based on the relationships seen in nature.
Grow Zones could be for you if you feel daunted at the work needed in your garden/allotment, need a leg up to get started, are interested in exploring permaculture or just want to exchange tips with other food growers while enjoying the camaraderie of the project.
After a successful season's work in spring 2013, the next sessions are planned for spring 2014.
The Introductory Meeting for 2014 Grow Zones was on Wednesday 19th March (the Friends Meeting House in Jesus Lane).
The Season's Planning Meeting is on Wednesday 2nd April at 7.00pm, CB2 café bistro (upstairs room), Norfolk St, where we will be making more detailed plans for the season. All welcome, don't forget to bring your diary!