With weekly shopping bills on the rise, increasing numbers of communities are joining together to grow their own. Home Grown Community Owned (HogCO) is a BIG Lottery funded project that seeks to strengthen the food-growing communities of rural Devon, and with them the local food resilience of the county. We offer free advice, training, small start-up grants and a forum in which people can share their skills and assets. We are currently working with the owner of Burnville Farm who has a beautiful Victorian walled garden which is in need of some TLC. For the last year a couple of green fingered volunteers have been managing the garden but unfortunately… Read more »

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  Our11th Forum ‘Private Kitchen Gardens in Suffolk’ took place on the 6th and 7th October, with talks on the Saturday at Helmingham Hall, and visits to privately owned walled kitchen gardens on the Sunday. Once again we were blessed with two days of glorious sunshine.To see our informal report on the Forum Notes on Forum take a look at the blog from Alitex, our sponsors on http://www.alitex.co.uk/newsandevents and there are some more photos posted on our Flickr site http://www.flickr.com/photos/wkgn/

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Here at Pig Row we have been highlighting the tragic fate of some high profile gardens including the demise of Chilton Foliat (from the BBC programme, ‘The Victorian Kitchen Garden’): We are asking gardeners, lovers of produce, lovers of walled gardens and pleasure gardens to help us highlight the continued destruction of old gardens. Is there is a forgotten garden in your area? Is there an abandoned one in your village, town or city? We are asking that you share with us your photos and stories of these places. The more Pig Row can catalogue and share on our blog, the more we can highlight how these spaces should be… Read more »

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