Friday, 22 April 2011

Enter your produce in the Incredible Edibles Awards 2011

The Incredible Edibles Awards aim to champion local food growing and local produce by showcasing the best food growing projects in Lancaster district.

Keen on growing your own? Want to show off? The Awards' organisers, the Sustainability Partnership, together with LESS, are looking for people and communities who are growing their own fruit and vegetables – on allotments, in a garden, on a window-sill or balcony, in the school grounds, or even on a roundabout…

You can nominate yourself for an award, or you can nominate another person or group of people; and it’s so easy. All you need to do is download an application form from www.lancaster.gov.uk/sustainability-partnership; complete it then send it in before the closing date of 3rd June.

There are seven categories you can enter to win an award:

  • Nurseries & Primary schools;
  • Secondary schools, FE & HE institutions;
  • Community project;
  • Whole allotment site;
  • Individual allotment plot;
  • Private garden;
  • Container growing (including window-box, balcony & yard).

And...for submission on the day

  • Miniature Garden - Your garden must be portable by hand
  • Wobbly Veg & Funny Fruit - Display your oddly shaped fruit and veg!-)

The top three entries in each category will be visited by the judges and will be invited to attend the Awards Ceremony on Sunday 10th July 2011, 2-5pm, at the Off the Ground Allotments, Ambleside Road, Ridge, Lancaster. They will also receive a certificate and the winner in each category will receive a great prize; prizes include gardening hampers, tools, training sessions, vouchers and organic veg boxes.

The ceremony is open to the public and there will be refreshments available on the day, plus a plant & produce swap and fruit trees for sale. There will also be compost experts available and lots of other information on local growing for you to take away.

The Sustainability Partnership, a group of local residents and organisations promoting sustainable activity in Lancaster district, invite you to take part in the district’s first ever Incredible Edibles Awards.

If what you are growing is edible – then you’re incredible!

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