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Growing Opportunities

Scarborough Local Food Group

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Growing Opportunities is an inspiring new project to help residents of Castle Ward and other areas around the town centre of Scarborough to get growing - producing fresh fruit, vegetables and flowers (all edible of course!) and in doing so, helping to make our community more productive,

Growing Opportunities has been awarded funding by the Lottery Local Food programme. Scarborough LFG has been supporting the development of this initiative and working with Christine Mackay of the Castle Community Network to set up the project in a way that is attractive to residents and will enable it to run smoothly, supporting as many people as possible in the fun and challenging activity of growing fresh fruit and vegetables in Scarborough. The project has a Castle Ward focus as it is being coordinated by Castle Community Network (formerly Castle Community Partnership) which has recently become a registered charity.

As well as overseeing a suitable match between landowner and food grower, Growing Opportunities will
provide training and support and involve volunteer mentors with gardening skills, so there will be many opportunities to bring people
together and give people confidence to be involved in food growing long term.

To find out more and to download registration forms for growers and landowners, visit: www.growingopportunities.org.uk.

Drop-in sessions are being hosted by Christine every Monday from 10.30am-1.30pm at Castle Community
Office, 9 Market Vaults, St Helen's Square.

There will also be a Growing Opportunities stall and display at the Gardening Day, which will be
held at Scarborough Library, Vernon Road, on Thursday 3rd June between 10am and 3pm.

Here's to a grand growing season.


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