Thursday, 11 July 2013

Sharing our experience

In May and June the Community Food Champions went to visit two other Local Food projects to share ideas and be inspired by what others are doing.

The 'Get Growing' project in York works with local community groups and schools to develop food growing areas. We were taken on a very interesting tour of some of the sites the team has helped to develop, and had a thoroughly enjoyable day. The team from York made a return visit to Leicester, and enjoyed spending time at the Community Allotment, swapping ideas and tips with the volunteers.

We also visited Kelmarsh Hall, a stately home with a walled kitchen garden which is being developed into a volunteering centre and teaching resource with the help of Local Food funding. We were really interested to see how traditional planting was integrated with food growing, and were treated to a guided tour of the whole garden.

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