Volunteer garden scheme helps estate’s community café

PUBLISHED: 19:00 19 June 2014

Growing Together

Growing Together

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A GROUP of volunteer gardeners have been rewarded for their green-fingered efforts as their harvest is being turned into tasty meals.

The Growing Together project, which is a partnership of gardeners and volunteers who are supported by Alliance Homes, is now supplying the community café at the For All Healthy Living Centre in Weston.

The project operates three growing sites on the Bournville.

Last week a volunteer gardener with the project delivered the first harvest of salads and strawberries to an apprentice chef at the café who used them in smoothies and fruit salads.

Throughout the summer fresh fruit and vegetables will be delivered regularly so the café can serve up seasonal meals and drinks with locally-grown ingredients.

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