Grow your own veg for a healthy way to live

Via the Daily Post:

Grow your own veg for a healthy way to live
Apr 17 2007
by Haydon Wood, Liverpool Daily Post

WHEN many people were little, conventional wisdom offered this pearl – eat your veggies and you’ll grow up to be big and strong.

These days, the message is more like – eat your home-grown, chemical-free veggies and you’ll have a fighting chance for health.

As we become more concerned than ever about the basics of food – where it comes from, how it’s grown and if it’s doing us good – more and more Liverpool youngsters are sourcing their own fruit and vegetables.

One Merseyside project is encouraging children as young as five to run their own allotment space.

The Five A Day scheme want urban youngsters to swap process-packed meals for fresh, self-grown goodies.

“Local people can become involved in fruit and vegetable growing, either for their own consumption, for the community, or to supply other initiatives such as community cafés,” concludes Gideon Ben-Tovim, chairman of the Liverpool Primary Care Trust.

Jane Fearon, a 43-year-old mother of seven from Aigburth, is a huge advocate of getting back to basics.

Running a family plot five minutes away from her home, she grows seasonal fruit and vegetables that her family can’t wait to eat.

“Getting kids to eat fresh fruit and vegetables is easier when they’ve helped grow them. It’s also a great way of keeping them active and interested in the environment.”

FOR more information, contact Brian Jones on 0151 234 5071.

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One thought on “Grow your own veg for a healthy way to live

  • 29th March 2016 at 11:27 pm

    im interested in growing my own fruit and veg but havnt a garden im looking for organizations were you can get toghether and grow your own fruit and veg in liverpool if you could possably give me any advice it would be apreciated thanks claire mcardle


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