This is the first edible bed to be planted by this new group and is designed to show people where their food comes from, as well as to provide a free, healthy and sustainable food source. A range of fruit and vegetables will be grown in the planters such as cabbages, courgettes, tarragon, tomatoes, celeriac, strawberries, chard, radish, French beans, rocket, purple sage, peppers, mint, chilli, broccoli and cauliflowers.
Julia Almond from Incredible Edible Kippax said: “We were delighted to receive this funding from Morley Glass which has allowed us to build our first Incredible Edible bed in Kippax.”
Ian Short, managing director at Morley Glass & Glazing said: “Our GreenVision Fund was set up to support sustainable initiatives exactly like this. Edible beds are a fantastic idea that the whole community can benefit from. Incredible Edible as an organisation is doing some incredible things with schools, communities and businesses and we’re very proud and excited to be involved.”
The GreenVision Fund is available as a result of Morley Glass & Glazing’s glass recycling scheme it operates in conjunction with Saint-Gobain Glass. Morley encourages its customers to return glass from old windows and doors (post-consumer glass), which it then crushes and returns to Saint-Gobain Glass, who use it to manufacture new float glass. The money Morley Glass receives for the cullet creates the GreenVision Fund. Donations of £500 each are available to sustainable projects, charities and community groups.
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