Food growing "trail" created in Bolton
GREEN-fingered folk have got stuck in to a project encouraging people to get involved in a food growing trail.
Hundreds of people flocked to Moss Bank Park to mark the launch of Lancashire Wildlife Trust’s project, The Hive.
The project is being held in Animal World and aims to get more people using locally produced food in their lives.
The launch event on Saturday involved children’s story telling, face painting and sessions where people were taught about how they could make their own soup with home-grown vegetables.
Charlie Barrow, senior project officer for Lancashire Wildlife Trust, said: “This is the first of this type and aims to get people who don’t traditionally grow their own vegetables. We will be running workshops for people to come along to. They will be aimed at people of pre-school age up to 100.
“There was quite a lot of interest at the launch, it was really well attended and people were making enquiries.”
She said Moss Bank Park was the perfect place to host the project at the park is prominent in the town and near to areas with food poverty where residents would benefit from the sessions.
The conservation charity will be working with Animal World’s community group, Bolton Council and other partners to sustain the resource.
It aims to provide a site for the community to take ownership of, voluntary opportunities, access for the community to fresh produce and raise awareness of using locally produced food.
A composting session, aimed at saving people money by creating their own compost, is being held tomorrow (WED). People are required to book a place. For more information about the work going on call The Hive project on 01204 663754.
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