As usual the #EdibleFormby project team will be meeting at Formby Swimming Pool this Wednesday morning.
The project garden is now very well established. At this time of the year the raised beds are full of maturing produce. Every day it's been possible to harvest one plant or another. Our peas have been extremely successful, the beans are showing great promise and the Gooseberries in the container were overwhelming. I've still got some 'Gooseberry Fool' to finish.
In the last week Formby Waitrose have asked us to take their unsold and out of date 'herb plants'. We have gratefully accepted their kind offer and we hope to extend the range and number of container herb pots outside the Pool Cafe.
I'll add more shortly on this recent aspect of the project and include some images as they come to hand. In the meantime do pop in and see us every Wednesday at 10.30am.
I've just come across an article in The Guardian about 'hyper-local' blog sites that mentions 'Formbyfirst' along with other examples from around the country.
In the course of a long and interesting article they write:
Some Parish Councillors take their passion and engagement with local matters a step further; Councillor Sean Brady runs a hyper-local media site, Formby First, where he writes on news and events about the Merseyside coastal town. The benefit of his site is that it gives instant information about the area, such as road closures and festivals, that might take other forms of media longer to communicate.
I'm grateful to the writer for their kindness, if you want to see the full article and argument about the role of 'hyper-local' media sites have a look at the links in this 'tweet'.