Following extensive refurbishment funded by the Big Lottery Local Food programme, the Kitchen Garden has been developed as a community project to grow fruit, vegetables and herbs for the cafe with the aim of providing a "dish a day" and educational opportunities for everyone. Regular workshops and 1:1 learning opportunities are provided by our gardener
The Kitchen Garden includes original nineteenth century features such as the Fernery where ferns and aspidistras would have been grown for the family house. Regular gardening days on Tuesdays and Thursdays (weather permitting), plus occasional Community Gardening days, ensure that the kitchen garden is very productive and open for everyone to visit and enjoy
To check on our progress please visit the diary/blog http://fordparklocalfoodproject.blogspot.co.uk
As a legacy of the Local Food Project Ford Park is spearheading the development of Incredible Edible Ulverston-following in the footsteps of the International food Movement startd in Todmorden 6 years ago! We hope to work alongside local gardeners, schools, the Town Council, local food businesses, environmentalists and interested local people to set up the first Incredible Edible Town in Cumbria. What does this mean? We aim to provide access to good local food for all through working together; learning (from field to classroom to kitchen) and supporting local business.
Informal Gardening Workshops for Volunteers : 2pm to 4pm on the 4th Tuesday of each month –Seasonal Skills & Tips
Family Food Growing Workshops (2pm to 4pm) -there were several in 2013 and more are planned for 2014-watch this space!
Plant & Seed Swap Monday 21st April 12 to 2pm with a cuppa!
Evening Gardening Courses for 2014 £20
Seasonal Tasks in the fruit garden& on the veg plot and something to take away
May 14th 6.30-8.30 pm Sowing & Growing vegetables for the year ahead
May 21st 6.30 -8.30 pm Looking after your new veg plants. More on sowing & growing vegetables & transplanting seedlings
June 25th 6.30 to 8.30 pm Plant up a hanging basket & learn more about plants to help you achieve success.
July 2nd 6.30 to 8.30pm late summer salad & summer pruning principles. Gardeneing in anticipation of the tastes of summer & fruits of autumn
Keep up to date with everything that is happening in The Victrorian Kitchen Garden at Ford Park, Ulverston, Cumbria.