On Friday 18th April, four of the Incredible Edible BS3 group decided to have a quick reccie meeting to take forward plans to revitalise the East Street Planters. Co-founder of Incredible Edible Bristol and expert horticulturalist Sara Venn was there too.
East Street is a busy hub in BS3, where the local community and traders are gradually revitalising the area with greening. There are several large planters, some with large gaps in, some with what Bonnie Hewson, a key BS3 member, describes as ‘slightly sad bamboo with some lavender and oregano dotted about’. Time for an edible makeover!
The local shopkeepers have been great at watering the planters, and Incredible Edible BS3 hopes they will continue to do so when the planters are bursting with lively, resilient, hardy and scented herbs: rosemary, hyssop and thyme for starters! The Bedminster Town Team have been very supportive and are contributing £50 towards the new plants. The Incredible Edible plant-mapping ninjas were spotted eating cream eggs and making plans as they went. Now that’s what we call Easter style!
The next plan will be to book the planting day. Anyone wanting to help or to get involved, either with this project, or future BS3 projects (of which there are many) should get in touch via the Edible BS3 Facebook page, or via this website. If you eat, you’re in (even if that means just cream eggs!)