Who is the competition for?
Never grown anything edible before? This is the perfect opportunity to give it a whirl! Enter on your own or in teams. Get together with friends, neighbours, family, work colleagues, your local Tidy Town, GIY or other group and get growing. It’s not just allotment or garden owners who can participate. Offices, pubs, shops, residential centres, schools and many others can all easily take part.
Let us know you are entering your plot, tub, hanging basket or whatever via our competition registration page here. Keep a photo or video diary as you go along and add one of our Incredible Edible West Cork lolly-stick markers to your container or plot so that people know it’s part of the IECGWT. Send us full address/GPS co-ordinates, photos or video, a description and your details and we’ll put your entry on the competition’s website map here.
Is there a piece of scrub ground near your office or home that could be transformed into something incredible and edible? Do you have a spare piece of garden or a front yard that would look really nice with a container full of edible produce? Any of these will do. In Todmorden, the local police grew herbs in containers outside their station. Read all about it here. Maybe some of our Garda stations would follow suit! We’re talking herbs, vegetables, fruits, edible flowers and leaves planted anywhere and everywhere there is a space or pot to grow them in. If you need help deciding what to grow or how to grow it, pop in to one of our participating garden centres in Bandon, Clon, Skibb or Bantry for advice, encouragement and information.
Ideally you would register and start growing ASAP (1st February at time of writing) but the closing date for registering an entry is 1st August 2016.
It’s all about taking part, but there will be prizes for the best:
Premises: offices, hospitals, centres, schools, shops, pubs, garage forecourts etc.
Public spaces: unused scrub land, borders, walls, embankments
Gardens: private, community or poly-tunnel
Containers: tubs, window boxes, hanging baskets
NB! You must be willing to share any produce you grow.
No pot or plot is too small or too big . If you have a plot or space you would be willing to let others use please email us at IncrEdibleWestCork@gmail.com .