The Vegbox Project
From pallets to raised beds
This idea is born in the allotment during our gardining sessions. We thought it would be silly not to use the scrap timber we had on the plot. We started with just one raised bed. When we saw the Sustainable City grant open for "recycling, promoting healthy food", The Vegbox idea sprouted and we applied for the grant. CCC has given enough money to make this idea doable.
Collecting pallets, soil and manure
We collect pallets from various location. Building site, skips in the streets... We have received a large amount of pallets from the City Rangers.
We drive up to AMEY Recycling plant to get free compost.
We collect horse manure for free from Fen Drayton.
Growing the edibles
We start most of our plant from seeds. We use the Greenhouse on our plot. Lots of work in spring time to start up all the plants.
Se deliver the boxex with leafy veg such as chards, spinach, salads... We also add roots veg like radish, parsnips, or carrots. Bulbs like onions or shallots. Fruity veg are represented by the tomatoes,
Care in nurseries untill ready for box delivery
Delivering the Vegbox
We deliver the Vegbox to local resident in need, to local organisation and companies that support us and sponsor another Vegbox for a local resident.
We deliver and set up the vegbox at the location of your choice.