Trafalgar Square will host a tomato give-away this Friday (20th May) as DIY and gardening store B&Q teams up with the City Hall-backed Capital Growth campaign to promote vegetable and fruit growing.
Aiming to create 2,012 new community food-growing projects by the end of next year, Capital Growth is also supported by London Food Link and the Big Lottery’s Local Food Fund.
Staff from B&Q, which is also running its own Let’s Get Gardening campaign, will giveaway 100,000 tomato plants and one lucky recipient will win the chance to visit The B&Q Garden at The RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
B&Q Ambassador, Alan Titchmarsh says: “I’m delighted to support B&Q’s tomato plant give-away where 100,000 tomato plants will be given away in Trafalgar Square this Friday (20 May 2011).
“The Let’s Get Gardening campaign is all about encouraging everyone to start gardening and growing. No matter what size your outdoor space from a window sill to an allotment, the campaign makes it easier for everyone to grow a bit of the ‘Good Life’.”
Rosie Boycott, Chair of London Food and Capital Growth said: “Capital Growth is delighted to be working with B&Q on this fantastic and imaginative event. More and more people are rediscovering the joy of food growing whether in a pot on their window sill, in their garden or as part of a community plot. I hope the gift of a tomato plant inspires even more people to give it a go.”