Berners Drive, St Albans
Grow Community – Sopwell manages a small community garden on an open bit of Council land. #growtogether
Abbots Avenue, St Albans
Grow Community – Sopwell did a makeover on the Abbots Avenue shop parade planter and now have regular litter picking, watering and planting sessions.
Have a grow!
Pick up seeds/ seedlings from the Grow stall outside 71 Leyland Avenue, or bring along your home-grown seedlings. Edibles and wildlife-friendly plants only please!
Donations welcomed but not essential.
Grow and Give
Excess fresh fruit and veg from the Community Garden, local allotments and residents’ gardens is delivered to Sopwell Food Bank. Drop your produce at the stall at 71 Leyland Avenue from Saturdays to Tuesdays. #growandgive
With local primary schools
Celebrating the humble potato with the spring ‘Spudfest’ initiative, started in 2021. Each participating child gets a first-early seed potato – donated by Aylett Nurseries – and a ‘how to grow’ leaflet (the RHS also has information and advice), with the aim of encouraging more people to grow their own food.
Read the Herts Ad write up from 2022.
Sessions with Local Groups
We love to run growing sessions with local groups e.g. Spring sowing sessions with Salaam Women’s Cafe at St Julian’s community cafe. Is your Sopwell group interested? Contact us here.
Sustfest Open Day Sun 15 May
Grow and Eat Streets
Grow together, eat together
Get together with neighbours and become a #GrowAndEatStreet. Each household grows one thing and then the neighbourhood brings their produce together to made a dish. #growcommunity