Spring is here and we are keen to get growing!

David the volunteer helps an older lady pot up some seedlingsAt this time each year the Come Eat Together team gets ready to spring into action (please excuse the pun – Ed) and this year is no different! We are passionate about helping older people gain the confidence and skills to grow their own food to eat. And wherever we go there is always a warm welcome to match our enthusiasm.

We were delighted with the warm reception when we went to a packed Waterhouses Village Hall in rural Mid-Durham last week.  David, our volunteer gave a talk with examples to encourage people to ‘grow their own’ fruit and vegetables and we took some seedlings, compost and pots to help people get started. There was lots of chat and exchanging of ideas and a lovely sociable atmosphere.

David, the Volunteer leading the session told us “I was thrilled with the turn out! There were lots of older people who came along and enjoyed a great morning learning how to grow their own fruit and vegetables. I helped everyone pot up strawberry, tomato, and red pepper plants. Everyone left smiling and so pleased with their new plants. That makes me feel good too!”

Kirsty from the Come Eat Together team said “We had a lovely time and look forward to hearing about their growing success !” To find out more or to request a growing session in your community, please contact the team on 0191 374 6577.

About age uk county durham

Age UK County Durham is a small independent charity based in North East England. Our mission is to promote the well-being of all older people and to help make life a fulfilling and enjoyable experience.
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