Victory Garden Competition

To mark the centenary Cheshire West and Chester Council is launching a Victory Garden competition.

The competition will be open to schools, community groups, allotment associations and town and parish councils.

The competition supports the Victory Garden campaign that was set up during WWI by the Ministry of Food to encourage people to grow their own food.

Harsh rationing meant that food was scarce so a campaign was started to urge people to use any spare land to grow vegetables – this included: gardens, parks, golf clubs and even the moat at the Tower of London.

To celebrate the efforts of those groups who participate in the competition there will be a harvest event during October that will be fun, inclusive and support networking opportunities.

To register for the competition please email: rurallocality@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk

And to help get schools and groups get started we have a number of ‘starter packs’ comprising a range of seeds. If you would like one please send an expression of interest to: rurallocality@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk by Thursday, 12 April 2018. The seeds will be issued on a first come first serve basis.

What to grow?

Coming soon…