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Grow Your Own: Free raised beds open at Buile Hill Park


Wannabe gardeners struggling for space at home can now get their hands dirty in Salford with new free space to grow vegetables at Buile Hill Park.

Raised beds – which are accessible for disabled people and the able-bodied alike – have been installed at Seedley Park Bowling Green for all local residents to enjoy.

Mental health charity Start in Salford is offering free courses on Mondays from 1.30pm to 3pm in June to August 2015 to teach seed-sowing, planting, weeding, watering and harvesting.

There’s also free drop-in sessions on Mondays from 1-3pm, Thursdays from 1-3pm and Saturdays from 10am-12 noon where you can use free tools and seeds, keep an eye on your new patch, and get advice from green-fingered growers to keep your vegetables and herbs in tip-top condition.

Complete beginners are welcome.

In December 2014 the Pendleton charity won a massive £460,000 from the BIG Lottery to run their creative arts schemes.

All the produce is free to take home, and the charity will also be offering tips on how to cook what you’ve grown.

Places are completely free for local residents. You can book now by calling Sue Jeffries on 0161 351 6004.

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Tom Rodgers

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