Chapelfield gardens and allotment

The Chapelfield Tenants Growing Together group has received funding to run sessions for young residents in Radcliffe, where they learn about how to grow and cook various types of fruit and vegetables.

The "seed to table" sessions, which run every week on Saturday mornings, alternate between time in the community allotment and time in the kitchen where the children will learn how to prepare freshly grown, organic produce.

The group successfully accessed community funding to run the sessions through The Pitch, a competitive bidding event run by Bury Council.

Norman Tooth from the group said that the sessions are helping ten children from the community learn how to, "grow, look after, harvest and cook different vegetables, as well as how to compost waste so that more things can be grown."

The Tenants Growing Together Group has accessed other funding in recent months from the People’s Postcode Lottery and Greggs Foundation, for a new willow fence that surrounds the garden to help keep it secure and give newly planted trees the chance to grow without interference.

The group also recently won the eco-friendly award in Six Town Housing's Gardening Competition. Norman said, "Winning is nice pat on the back for all our volunteers for their hard work. Being eco –friendly is very important to us, our garden is organic and we recycle and reuse all kinds of items – everything from plastic milk bottle planters to a polytunnel that uses old tyres."

Above photo is of the Chapelfield allotment.

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