The One Pot Pledge has arrived!
Garden Organic's campaign to inspire and recruit 30,000 new growers for Britain has launched! The One Pot Pledge, aimed at getting people to grow something edible and organic for the first time in 2010, is all about helping put people back in touch with food and the environment.
The campaign aims to inspire new people to give growing their own a go and will help gardening newcomers to grow an edible crop by using simple steps and clear advice to encourage and enthuse them.
As Garden Organic's supporters know, growing food, even on a small scale in just a pot, gives people the chance to connect with the food they eat. As well as saving money and encouraging healthier eating, growing fruit and veg also helps people to make more sustainable food choices. That's why we're urging as many gardening newcomers to make the pledge and give it a grow!
Our One Pot Pledge champion Alys Fowler says, “Eating food that you’ve grown yourself is one of life’s great pleasures and one that everyone should have the chance to enjoy. With the One Pot Pledge campaign we want to inspire and support people to try something new and experience the joy of growing their own food from seed to harvest.” And we couldn't agree more!
Despite the surge of interest in ‘grow your own’ many people, although keen to have a go, still don’t know where to start when it comes to food growing - put off because they think they don’t have space to garden, the time or knowledge. By encouraging people to start small with just a pot, the One Pot Pledge campaign will combat this, promising to make growing easy and successful.
To make the pledge visit www.onepotpledge.org And don't worry if you already grow your own, the campaign has something for experienced growers too – we want you to sign up to the pledge as Gardening Gurus and offer your expertise to someone in need of a helping hand.
Now go and get growing!