A community food growing area provides significant health benefits to not only to the participants but their families and friends, who benefit from the fresh produce and new skills.
The work in schools will benefit the children and their immediate family, also the teachers and their families.
A Community Food Growing Action Plan has been created for Chorley, which not only identifies where food growing is already taking place but also where there are potential sites.
Many contacts with relevant organisations have already been made, including local community groups and other volunteer organisations.This project aims to increase the food growing opportunities in the area and wants to try to support any potential relevant projects, small or large.
The objectives of the Chorley Community Food Growing Project are:
- To establish community food growing schemes across Chorley.
- Increase participation and appreciation of food growing for health and well being.
- Increase awareness of healthy eating, cooking skills and availability of local produce.
- Increase knowledge and skills in horticulture.
We are keen to hear from schools, youth clubs, community groups, families & individuals that would like to get involved or hear more about this project in Chorley.
For more information about Chorley Community Food Growing download our information sheet, or contact:
Sarah Noke on 07740 419179 or by e-mail.