The plants, which were grown by our colleagues and volunteers with a view to them being planted along the Birmingham Canal Navigation in central Birmingham, have been donated to community business Share Shack ‘EAT MAKE PLAY' where they have been distributed to vulnerable families and older people in the local area.
Grow your own fresh veg
The plants can be planted at home in the garden or in small containers on balconies or in window boxes and will help communities to grow their own fresh veg, providing delicious home-grown food to those most in need during the current crisis.
The crops, propagated by the Trust in its canalside greenhouse in central Birmingham, include a wide variety of veg, such as lettuce, rocket, herbs and beans as well as heritage varieties of carrots and tomatoes.
Helping support our local communities
One of our employees, Keith Grubb, said: “We initially planted the green house so we could grow plants for our flowerbeds along the canal in Birmingham as well as provide vegetables boxes for our colleagues and the local foodbank.