Grow your own at home

Want to grow your own at home sustainably? Grow Community Sopwell will be showing you how to make your own newspaper pots and how to pot lettuce, spinach beet and spring onion!

Tune in to our Facebook page on Sunday 21 June for a video to learn how to make your own newspaper pot and pot on seedlings.

Here is what you’ll need:

  • Toilet roll tube
  • Newspaper

Potting on lettuce, spinach beet and spring onion.

  • Seedlings
  • Soil
  • Peat free potting compost
  • Medium size pot

‘Grow Community Sopwell’ supports residents to grow their own food at home and in community spaces. They also encourage people to reduce food waste and look after the local environment, as well as provide activities to bring the community together.

Over the last few months, they have been providing edible and wildlife-friendly seeds and seedlings for local residents to try growing at home, creating a vibrant and supportive online community.

Anyone local to the area can join in, and make the most of the ongoing seedling giveaway plus fresh produce which is now being harvested, located on a stall on a resident’s driveway. Visit website for details where to collect the seedlings from.

You can join ‘Grow Community – Sopwell’ and follow our activities online.

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Feeling inspired to get outside and grow your own produce?

Food Smiles challenge you to grow ONE EDIBLE CROP at home - and to eat it, of course! You can grow it in a pot, in a growbag or in the ground outdoors, inside on a windowsill, on a balcony, on a front drive or anywhere you like.

Could you grow JUST ONE edible plant in 2020, and eat it?Make the One Plant Promise!

FoodSmiles is a Community Benefit Society, based in St Albans District, which aims to encourage people to grow and eat more sustainable local food through building a community of food-growers. For the One Plant Promise campaign, FoodSmiles St Albans are working in association with Grow Community Sopwell, Earthworks and Plot 31.

Wild at Home

Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust’s #WildAtHome project aims to help bring you closer to wildlife in the safety of your home.

Each week they will be sharing loads of ideas and inspiration on how to stay wild whilst remaining safe at home.
To help you get the most of your #WildAtHome adventures, they have created a Nature Diary and a Wildlife Memory Game.