It’s not every day that you get a buzz from going to work, but I think today definitely counts as one of them!
Today Chief Exec of Garden Organic, Myles Bremner, joined the One Pot Pledge team and our campaign partners, Food up Front, to take to London Bridge to get as many commuters, tourists and passers by to join us in making the One Pot Pledge to grow something edible and delicious this year.
Based outside Pret A Manger on London Bridge, the morning surge of commuters was intense but despite the pressures of needing to get to work within an hour hundreds of people had already taken the opportunity to make the pledge and take away a coffee cup sown with delicious basil seeds in rich organic compost. Some were suited and booted business men, some were sightseers and day trippers and some were ‘ladies that lunch’ but one thing was certain – all of them were chuffed to bits with their reused coffee cups filled with soil, seeds and most of all promise!
And it wasn’t just commuters that dropped by. Rosie Boycott sowed a cup, so did Tristram Stuart, and as well as literally hundreds of eager Londoners – even the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson chipped in with his own contribution from his City Hall office!
All in all it’s been a great day – I hope today’s pledgers got as much out of it as we all did.