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A Good Thing Going: Grow Zones

Each month, I plan to feature an organisation, charity or project that is doing some good for either the community or beyond. The idea behind this is to mainly encourage and inspire, but also to promote the often simple act of doing good.

This month I introduce to you, Grow Zones which has been created to help people get together and start growing food in their own gardens. Experience has shown that the secret to growing food in your own garden isn’t about expert knowledge, space or time – it is about doing it with a group of friends and helping one another get started. The Grow Zones Kit provides a proven process to make setting up and organising a group easy and enjoyable, and January is the perfect time to be planning your group and getting ready to start in the Spring.

The Grow Zones Kit addresses the challenges facing a new grower with little time, little knowledge and little space. The approach is simple. A team gather, share ideas and expertise, and help one another plan their growing season. They then get together for an easy schedule of Saturday morning visits to each others gardens. Everyone brings any useful tools they have for the jobs that morning and something to share for lunch. The host gets everyone to work on tasks they have planned for their garden, and the morning ends with a real sense of accomplishment and a shared meal.

The gardening writer and presenter Alys Fowler said about the Grow Zones Kit: “At last, an easy to use guide on how to get a community group up and running. This is a brilliant resource for anyone who wants to gather some like-minded people together to get gardening. Now all you have to do is get out there and garden!”

To order a kit and to find out more about starting a Grow Zones in your area visit www.growzones.com

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