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Alison Mundie

  • Date Joined: 15 Jan 2007

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The Dumpy Bag Diner

Posted by Alison Mundie on 20 May 2008 at 03:23 PM

Bags of Potential

The Harlow Carr 3x3 veg plot has taken a new direction as shown at the Leyburn Food Festival in early May.  Combining an idea re-using builders 1-tonne bags built into a wooden frame to make sturdy raised containers, with  making a ready-made eating area with your carefully grown, beautifully fresh veg literally to hand ... the Dumpy Bag Diner was born.  Zero food miles too!

It proved a very popular idea - apparently everyone has a dumpy bag or two at home - and the raised beds grouped to make a seating area appealed - so much so that some people came to sit down!  Several offers were made to buy the stand complete ....

The stand makes its next appearance at the Harrogate Autumn Show 12-14 September 2008.


Digger said:

it's a splendid idea indeed, i understand the photo's are tagged harlow carr but if i click onto rhs gardens harlow carr i get a blank screen? I live not too far from Harlow Carr and it would be lovely to read a regular blog

on 21 May 2008 at 04:23 PM

Sophia said:

Hi Digger, We are hoping to have a blog from Harlow Carr very soon. I'll let you know when it's there,

thanks, Sophia

on 27 May 2008 at 01:57 PM

Wild Roots said:

Hi Alison - Love the idea - we're looking to set up a small community project using grow bags to produce fruit, veg and flowers.  Any top tips you'd like to pass over - how much drainage would you recommend using?  Thanks

on 05 Aug 2008 at 11:14 PM

David said:

I am doing research into the possibilty of a community project with builders bags for veg growing - can you tell me what the make up of the contents is - is it ALL topsoil or do you have something in the base for drainage - thanks

on 19 Jun 2009 at 04:33 PM