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Gardening Project – Cooking what we’ve grown

Gardening Project – Cooking what we’ve grown

Service users had a feast on Friday in the Learning Zone as produce grown in the community garden was used to cook a chicken curry and side dishes. The food tasted so fresh! We have grown tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, salad, and chillies. Some of the children from Valley House planted the seeds so it was great to see what has grown over the past few weeks. Service users were asking if the cook (Young Parent manager Wes) could work as a chef in their accommodation! (All reasonable offers will be considered!)

It was great to sit, chat and meet up with others from Valley House whilst enjoying a home-cooked home-grown meal.

It was agreed that we need to do this more often, and with a garden bursting with more fruits and vegetables, we couldn’t agree more!

This project began in May, throughout the summer, staff, service users and volunteers have worked tirelessly growing a variety of fruits and vegetables from seed. The aim of the project (made possible by grants from Stonewater and Co-operative Heart of England) is to enable individuals to and families to learn about growing food through maintaining their own vegetable plot and garden.

Although started by the Young Parent service, the gardening project is for all services at Valley House to get involved in. We are extremely proud of what we’ve achieved in the first few months of the project and it’s here to stay. To make it even more of a success we are looking for a green-fingered volunteer to run the project, if you are interested in getting involved, please contact us on: 02476 266280.

Don’t forget that there is an opportunity to sit and eat with us on the last Monday of each month buy coming along to our Free Kitchen. All food is kindly donated by Coventry Mercia Lions. Free Kitchen starts at 4.30pm and we offer a stay & play session for parents and children. Check our social media for updates!