Delivered at the Windmill Community Allotment site, this project worked with families, supporting adults and children to learn how to set up and manage their own family garden or food growing area. Families had the opportunity to actually grow vegetables and herbs and use them in the preparation of family meals. The project also held sessions at Arnold Library to encourage participants to research information and develop better understanding about gardening, cooking and healthy lifestyles.
The sessions used learning about growing food as a platform to increase understanding of the benefits to health and wellbeing as well as promote family cohesion by providing opportunities for its members – parents, relatives and siblings to work together collectively and share different skills in order to achieve common goals.
Long term it is hoped that the families taking part will maintain healthier, and more active lifestyles together.