New Garden Growers Group to promote sustainable, local food

LYME Regis residents are invited to join a new Garden Growers Group, to learn how to produce healthier, more sustainable food for the local community. 

Concerned by the increasing number of people reliant on food banks across the country, including in our local community, Lyme Regis resident Rikey Austin has launched the group to create some “food security”.

She said the aim of the the group was to share knowledge, grow plants and share the resulting produce locally to all those interested in healthier and more sustainable food.

Rikey explained: “This might be as big as turning your entire garden into a veg patch, offering a portion of your garden to someone else to tend or as little as growing a few seasonal favourites in tubs and hanging baskets.

“I am very pleased to announce that author Charles Dowding has offered to come along to speak to us about natural, no dig gardening at our first meeting. We will be a mix of experts, amateurs and interested parties so there should be a lively post-talk discussion.”

The meeting with talk by Charles Dowding will be held on Wednesday, January 15 from 7pm at Lyme Regis Baptiost Church Hall.

Entry is free but tickets must be booked in advance at

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