On Saturday 2nd April the Triangle Garden was represented at the launch event of the 'Grow it Yourself Organically' initiative, held at the Free Church in Letchworth. Project Leader Liz McElroy and volunteer Yolanda Warrell set up our stand and explained to visitors what we do.
The brainchild of Transition Town Letchworth's Food Group, 'Grow it Yourself Organically' (GIYO) aims to help people use organic principles in their gardening and food growing. GIYO has recently joined Garden Organic (formerly the Henry Doubleday Research Association) as an affiliated group, making them the organisation's only group hub in North Herts.
The event was launched by Garden Organic's Chief Executive, James Campbell, an organic grower of 30 years, and with many years' experience in sustainability, who gave a talk about the role of Garden Organic in the 21st century.
Garden Organic works with a wide variety of like-minded organisations to promote the benefits of organic growing for plants, people and communities, and to share best practice. They aim to engage hard-to-reach and disadvantaged communities in organic growing practice, backed by scientific research supporting a range of beneficial outcomes.
Find out more about Garden Organic here