Grown your own vegetables, it’s easier than you think.
Our Community, Culture and Wellbeing team has put together special packs of different seeds for you to plant, nurture and grow at home.
This is perfect for gardening beginners; all you need is a sunny window sill to get started.
Home grown food is full of nutrients; it is something the whole family can get involved with and enjoy.
In your pack you’ll find:
- Coir pods (they are made up from coconut fibre)
- Recyclable paper cup
- Step-by step growing guide
You will be amazed when you see the seeds start to grow. As well as your seed pack you will have access to online support from our expert horticulturalist.
Get a pack
Packs are free. Your first one will be a lucky dip – you won’t know what the seeds are until you open the pack. Once your first batch has grown, get in touch and your next pack will be chosen for you from a variety of seeds.
To get a Grow at Home pack, contact Victoria Robertson, Community Development Officer
Call 07548 162271
Once packs are reserved, you can collect them from one of our pick-up points.
Epping Forest District Museum
39-41 Sun Street,
2 pm – 3.30 pm
Cottis Lane car park (near Marks & Spencer car park)
10 am – 11.30 am
Epping Horticultural Society Trading Hut
Meadow Road Allotments
10 am – 12 noon
There is a limited stock of grow packs, get yours before it’s too late.
Share your food
We would love to know how your growing journey is going. Please share your photos and stories with us on social media
Television presenter and gardener, Christine Walkden, best known for her gardening features on BBC’s The One Show, has shown her support for the Grow at Home packs. Walkden has known EFDC’s Community Development Officer, Victoria Robertson, for many years since following each other on Twitter. She shares praise and interest in Victoria’s work.
Walkden has even had a go at growing the packs herself, she said:
Having sown 3 examples of the packs, I can say it’s fun and easy to grow your own food on your window sill. Easy, clear instructions and quick results will encourage you to go on to try other food items having gained the experience from your first attempt. Happy growing to you all.
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