Amazing Community growing project in Ashington
Full Circle Food Project delivers sustainable activities in one of the most deprived areas of Ashington.
The projects began in 2008, with an aim to educate the local community how to grow their own fruit and vegetables sustainably and to cook healthy nutritious meals on a budget. The current activities include a men's shed project, cooking classes for vulnerable adults and a three year 'Feed Me' project for families in partnership with schools.
Funding from players of People’s Postcode Lottery through Postcode Local Trust, has made the Full Circle Food Project’s latest venture, ‘Grow On’ possible. This is a community gardening and environmental scheme being delivered at the group’s large and well-kept allotment. This fantastic new initiative is being delivered by an experienced community worker and a team of volunteers.
Activities include learning how to grow perennial plants and seeds, learning about the environment, learning how to use sustainable, recycled materials, the opportunity to complete a John Muir Environmental Award, reducing food waste, gardening for health and wellbeing, and how to cook healthy meals with fresh produce. Both the local community and the surrounding areas will benefit from the project.