Grow your own, say care home residents

Posted on 14 April 2011

The eco-friendly residents paying for care in a Chester nursing home are digging out their trowels and watering cans as they prepare to take part in a gardening project designed to promote the benefits of growing your own veg.

On April 18th, residents from Bupa care homes will be host to young people involved with The Prince's Trust, who will help to sow and grow the veg, reports ChesterFirst.

Helen Thurston, of The Prince's Trust, told the news source that the Community Crops campaign gives the Prince's Trust xl club members a chance to get involved in the community.

"It enables young people to engage in a positive way with a different generation and learn about the importance of healthy eating," she said.

This comes after Rachelle Strauss, founder of, said that if people grow their own food, it will change their attitude to consumption.

The expert explained that people tend not to value food now, but once they see how much time and effort goes into each item, their viewpoint changes.

Posted by Nigel Murphy


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