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Open food event in Sherwood Road, Marshalswick, had 'a fantastic turn out'
An open food event organised by Transition St Albans attracted 'a fantastic turn out'.
Volunteers Jim and Lin Watson were kept busy with over 20 visitors who turned up to see their fruit and vegetable garden in Sherwood Road, Marshalswick.
Visitors had the opportunity to question the gardeners and get tips on planting methods, growing techniques and how to keep away bugs and infestations.
They were also able to see a wide variety of food plants including aubergines and grapevines growing alongside tomatoes and peppers in the greenhouse, and courgettes and cucumbers blossoming under blackcurrant bushes in the main garden.
The event was organised by the Home Grown Food Group at Transition St Albans, which aim to address address the challenges of climate change and declining cheap energy supplies and make the city more sustainable.
Mr Watson said: "It has been a fantastic turn out.
"We now focus on the vegetables we want to cook with and there is nothing better than eating a meal made up of all the food we’ve grown ourselves."
The next open garden event will take place on Sunday, September 8 in 24 Oaklands Lane, AL4 OHR, from 2 to 4pm.
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