There's still time to Plant and Share!

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Our competition for the most unusual container continues, and we’ve had some inspiring entries so far. Can you get more creative than cress in a croc or pitch against parsley in a potty? You could win £100 of garden centre vouchers!

Coming up
You’re invited to celebrate a whole month of Plant and Share at our virtual celebration event

And get ready for The Big Lunch!

Celebrate Plant and Share
Hear from speakers from communities across the UK and find out how they got involved in Plant and Share.

Join us for a fun-filled session:
• Share your own growing experiences
• Learn from others and hear their incredible stories
• Build new connections

The winner of the Plant and Share competition will also be announced!

Be prepared for engaging discussions, to hear new ways of working and to be inspired!

We will also be sharing ways that you can join with us to celebrate The Big Lunch and how the Food for Life Get Togethers team can support you.

Getting Funky with FAcT

FAcT (Food Action Together) delivered over 90 Funky Veg starter growing kits to individuals and sheltered schemes all round the Wigan area, including fun vegetable seeds, such as yellow courgettes and red Brussel sprouts! Everyone got digging – some with a starter session on Zoom, and since then, lots of seedlings have been sprouting up around Wigan!

Sowing new seeds
Advancement of Community Empowerment CIC recieved a Food For Life Get Togethers grant to deliver a small community project in Halifax, aimed at the South Asian communities of Pakistani, Kashmiri, Bangladeshi and Indian origin.

Armed with compost bags, seeds, cuttings and storage boxes, the community have been experimenting – growing fruit, vegetables, pulses, rices and dried herbs and spices.

The power of good soup
Pupils at Dromintee Primary School made soup using family recipes and thinking about why it’s good to do things for others.

“Because they might be sad, and if you are kind they might be happy or make them laugh”

“It’s a good idea to think of others as you don’t see your family that often in Covid”