Part 1 – ‘FOOD NOT TENNIS COURTS’

Just before Christmas I met up with our local community builder Gary and Graham, the Landlord of Southfields public house, which is situated about three minutes away from where I live. We sat down at a table and Graham the Landlord offered me the use of two disused tennis courts that were set back in the grounds of the pub to use as a community food growing area free of charge. To say that myself and Jean from Bolton urban Growers, and Elizabeth from the very newly formed Incredible Edible Great Lever were excited was to put it in the mildest terms possible. Myself and Jean had been pestering the Council and generally on the look out for available urban land for the best part of a decade, and suddenly we have a large growing area to use absolutely free of charge, and on our door step. At present we have currently put two smallish bids in for some infrastructure funding and for the accreditation of the growing area by OCN so that we are able to deliver specific, and meaningful accredited training to local growers and residents on the site.DCIM100MEDIA

 

 

 

 

Steve

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