Incredible Edible

In 2016, one of LA21’s volunteers started Incredible Edible Woking. For the latest updates, visit the Incredible Edible Woking Facebook page.

Who we are

As volunteers, and part of the global Incredible Edible network, we in Woking share an enthusiasm for making our own small corner of the world a better place: we do this by encouraging local people to connect with the food they eat.

We currently have two sites:

Ryden’s Way, between Farm Road and Coniston Road

Knaphill, Lower Guildford Roard (next to the post office)

Rydens Way
Rydens Way

What we do

Quite simply, we plant food crops – vegetables, fruit and herbs – in public spaces around Woking. Everyone can help to look after the plots and all are welcome to help themselves to the produce.

Why?

We aim to help people think more about how food crops are grown and to learn more about how to grow their own at home.

We wish to bring small (often very small!) unloved pockets of land back into productive use and improve the way our streets look. When this happens at a local level, it will also help to grow community. Generally, we also aim to encourage a more sustainable way of living.

Want to get involved?

We welcome everyone. You definitely do not need to be an experienced gardener. This is all about learning and sharing skills.

We plan to hold regular gardening sessions to look after our plots, weed, plant, water etc. These are always good sociable opportunities – come along and try us out!

We also would love to hear from anyone who shares our goals but would prefer to make a non-gardening contribution ‘behind the scenes’. We have plenty of ideas!

Businesses – can help by hosting a planter of crops or herbs, or by turning a small area of their ground over to growing space.

Communities – even if just a few houses or a street – can join in by deciding to ‘adopt’ a small area of local unloved space and work together to make it productive and attractive.

If you have an idea, don’t be shy… do share it with us! Contact wokingla21@yahoo.co.uk