Chance to discover more about how your fruit and veg is grown - The Leamington Observer

Chance to discover more about how your fruit and veg is grown

HEALTHY eaters are being invited to see exactly how their fruit and veg is grown.

Canalside Community Food is welcoming people to explore its vegetable and fruit growing fields on Open Farm Sunday on June 11.

The project , based near Radford Semele, grows organic produce in fields, polytunnels and orchards, before delivering it weekly to households around the area.

Scheme administrator Ali Jeffery, said: “People often tell us they drive past our gate every day and have always wondered what we do, so we think that opening the gates and showing people round is a great way for people to find out about how Canalside works and how they can get involved.”

Tours start at 11.30am and 2pm and visitors are also invited to bring a picnic.

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* A PROJECT to inspire healthy eating among children has proved fruitful.

Parents and children across Warwickshire are learning the benefits of healthy eating thanks to the Smart Start funded ‘Food for Life’ programme.

The course, aimed at nurseries and children’s centres, offers guidance on how to make healthy, tasty and sustainable meals.

Programme officer Helene Heath said: “It has achieved some amazing results. The Smart Start funding helped us to support ten nurseries and three children’s centres, all of which are now working towards achieving a better balance of providing healthy, tasty and sustainable meals.

“We are hopeful that, in the long term, this will have an impact on children’s health, improve educational results, support local enterprise and tackle inequalities in local communities.

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