One Pot Pledge

make the one pot pledgeCarrickfergus in Bloom is backing a nationwide campaign that will target a growing band of people that want to have a go at growing their own food for the first time.

The campaign, the One Pot Pledge, aims to help gardening newcomers to grow an edible crop by using simple steps and clear advice to encourage and enthuse them.

Do something new this year and grow something tasty you can eat. Just think you could soon be enjoying your own home grown salad or beans, and all from a single pot.

Mayor of Carrickfergus joins One Pot Pledge Mayor of Carrickfergus joins One Pot Pledge

one pot pledgeWe want to encourage Carrickfergus Citizens to make the One Pot Pledge and sow, grow and harvest their own food for the very first time in 2010. 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 vegetables also helps people to make more sustainable food choices."

We are trying to promote growing your own food and vegetables, getting families and children involved and getting their hands dirty. It's a growing movement throughout the country and we're just hoping to encourage that within our Borough too.

Our Borough has already an excellent track record at encouraging our citizens to grow their own. The Borough is the home of the largest allotment site in Ireland and we have successfully run the Carrickfergus School Growing Clubs initiative that encourages pupils to grow and eat fruit and vegetables in their school grounds.