From little seeds.. 

19/08/10

The Cabbage Patch allotment which provides opportunities for adults with disabilities to grow their own vegetables, is holding an Open Day to celebrate its first crop.

The Open Day will be held at the allotment on Avenue St, Halliwell on Thursday 26 August between 11am-2pm.

The allotment, which is run by the Cabbage Patch community group was only started this year, but is already a great success. The community allotment grows vegetables, herbs, and flowers and is run by a team of volunteers who work with adults with various different disabilities and provide them with expertise and encouragement in growing everything from tomatoes and salad, to courgettes and squash.

Bolton council helped to facilitate the setting up of the group and allotment, and it is supported by funding from the Big Bolton Fund and the Big Lottery Fund.

Councillor Elaine Sherrington, Bolton Council Executive Member for Adult Services said: “Congratulations to everyone who has been involved with this allotment. In a few short months the allotment has been transformed, growing everything from flowers to fruit and the green-fingered growers should have a real sense of pride in their achievements. “

 

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