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Monday, June 28, 2010

Green-fingered toddlers grow their own vegetables


St Mabyn toddlers have been discovering that you’re never too young to grow your own.
The green-fingered tots and their mums have been learning how to grow their own food with the help of a professional grower from the Camel Community Supported Agriculture scheme at St Kew Highway.
It’s all part of the Cornwall Pre-School Learning Alliance Healthy Tots project, which has support from the Lottery Local Food fund.
Horticulturalist Jane Mellowship has been showing the group how to sow and grow a variety of vegetable plants in containers and pots outside St Mabyn Village Hall – including potatoes, spring onions, lettuces, runner beans, radishes, tomatoes and carrots.
Jenny Ahern, the Pre-School Learning Alliance development worker for north Cornwall said: “The purpose of the project is to bring parents and children together to demonstrate how foods can be grown in a variety of ways and how you don’t need a large garden to do that.
“It’s been so much fun. Jane’s been brilliant. It’s proved how easy it is to grow your own veg, how simple it is and what a difference it makes.”

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