Myerscough College is working with Blackpool Carers’ Centre in an innovative project designed to encourage children and adults to eat more healthily.
Blackpool Carers’ Centre on Newton Drive helps people who devote their lives to looking after relatives. Now, the Grow to Eat scheme needs to raise £2,000 for the project, which will be spent on seeds and tools to help the children and adult carers get together and learn how to grow their own cheap but healthy food.
In partnership with Myerscough, the centre is then hoping to teach the carers how to cook what they’ve grown.
Faye Atherton, head of services at the centre, said: “Our new Grow to Eat project in partnership with Myerscough College, will teach both children and adults how to grow fresh fruit and vegetables, followed by cookery workshops to turn their produce into healthy meals for the whole family.
“Funds raised will provide essential gardening equipment to enable us to deliver this project to as many carers as possible.”
“The idea is to give children and families the opportunity to learn about growing, healthy eating and to spend positive family time together tending to the ‘patch’. The fruit and veg that is grown will then be used in cooking sessions on site where families plan and create meals together.’’
To donate to the project, you can go to: www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/blackpoolcarers
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by Dave Salmon