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Community Food Growing

Community food growing, LancashireCommunity food growing, Lancashire


Local residents at a number of neighbourhoods in Preston and Chorley volunteered to develop community food growing areas to grow and harvest a range of fruit and vegetables.

The food growing projects support community cohesion is supported by the Lancashire Wildlife Trust and promotes safe access to the natural environment and healthier lifestyles.

Residents have grown potatoes, strawberries, raspberries, gooseberries, rhubarb, onions, garlic, and salad crops which have been shared with other local residents.

Volunteers have also benefitted from horticultural training and have successfully attracted additional funding to improve the food growing facilities.

The food growing projects have set up a Facebook page to promote their work and have submitted a number of applications to the Britain in Bloom award scheme.

The project also helped to establish residents group through which will look to provide funding and long-term management of the project.

 

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