Incredible project to finish the season

Incredible Edible at Brighouse
Incredible Edible at Brighouse

Incredible Edible Brighouse will complete their first season of growing activities as the tackle overgrown shrubberies in the town centre.

Members of the group aim to tidy and brighten up the raised beds around the Wellington Arcade to increase the sustainable planting scheme.

This weekend, members hope to reduce overgrown vegetation and improve the area round the arcade to discourage inappropriate behaviour and encourage increased footfall.

This will be achieved over the two days by cutting back vegetation to open up the small planting area.

It is then proposed to use these beds to raise environmental awareness and sustainable food production within the local community by planting with vegetables and herbs along with a mixture of plants and flowers which will provide food and shelter for birds, bees and insects throughout the year.

The group would like to include a bird feeding station in this area and are asking for fat balls, bird seed, feeders and insect houses and can be donated by local businesses and supporters who may wish to contribute in ways other than gardening.

Donations can be dropped off at Ryecorn Wholefoods on Bethel Street or at Kershaw’s Garden Centre on Halifax Road, Hove Edge.

The Incredible Edible Project has worked in partnership with Calderdale Council’s Safer, Cleaner, Greener team.

The group has already converted areas including Commercial Street and Bethel Street planters, Lawson Road Health Centre and Canal Side planted areas.

Among the vegetables planted were cabbage, swiss chard sweetcorn and spring onions.

Liz Kenny, secretary of the group, said: “Incredible Edible Brighouse are a small group of passionate people working together for a community where all share responsibility for the future wellbeing of our community, environment and ourselves. We would welcome any support either helping in activities or behind the scenes.

“We aim to provide access to good local food for all and to retain and sustain our green spaces by working together to learn about growing from planted area to classroom to kitchen whilst supporting local business.”

The group would also like to know what the community would like to see in this area and any future ideas people would like to see improved.

Ideas can be discussed with members on Saturday morning outside the arcade or can be emailed to info@incredibleediblebrighouse.co.uk