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|Title:||Doncaster pupils get a taste for home-grown food|
|Author:||St Leger Homes |
|ID & Publication:||20140111018 ~ The-Villager.co.uk |
|Subject:||Community News |
Pupils from across Doncaster are learning how to grow, prepare and cook their own food as part of St. Leger Homes’ Budding for Sustainable Food scheme.
Young people from Don Valley Academy, Ash Hill Academy and Rossington All Saints Academy grew their own vegetables in a local growing plot and then cooked and ate their tasty produce. The session was led by expert breadmaker and cook Linda Hewitt from Fulbeck Bread. Linda’s demonstration included a wholesome vegetable soup and homemade bread.
The groups are part of a larger network of community gardening clubs across Doncaster, which St. Leger Homes is supporting as part of a campaign to encourage people to learn how to grow their own food. As well as providing fresh fruit and vegetables at a low cost it also encourages young people to enjoy the great outdoors and have the confidence to get creative in the kitchen.
St. Leger Homes manages around 21,000 properties on behalf of Doncaster Council, and is working to help its tenants and their families to improve their quality of life.
Deputy Mayor and Cabinet Member for Housing, Councillor Glyn Jones, said: ‘It is great to see innovative projects like this taking place across Doncaster. By finding out more about growing and cooking their own food residents are both saving money and living healthier lifestyles.’
Susan Jordan, Chief Executive of St Leger Homes, said: ‘The Budding for Sustainable Food is a fantastic project that gives community groups and pupils the chance to learn a valuable life skill. We are proud to be part of such a worthwhile project.’
The scheme is part of the Local Food Project backed by the Big Lottery fund.
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