Allotment project launched to help bring the community together - The Evesham Observer

Allotment project launched to help bring the community together

Evesham Editorial 8th May, 2017 Updated: 9th May, 2017   0

A GROUP of kind-hearted Evesham residents have launched an allotments project with the aim of bringing the community together.

Led by Chrissy Jayne Smith, Maria Taylor and San Robbins, the project will see fruit and vegetables grown in the historic Abbey Garden Allotments in the heart of the town to be used by Evesham’s Foodbank.

The first seeds have already been planted, and foods such as potatoes, onions, parsnips, carrots and courgettes will all be grown and donated to the Caring Hands in the Vale Foodbank.

Project leaders aim to involve as many members of the community as possible, with a particular focus on the town’s young people so they can be taught how to grow food and to lead healthier lifestyles.

The project will eventually feed into the Training the Future project – the bold vision launched by town businessman John Campbell-Muir in which he aims to set up a training facility for young people who have been ‘failed’ by the education system.

Speaking to the Observer, project manager, Chrissy Jayne Smith, said: “I totally believe in this project and everything it stands for.

“Encouraging the young to work alongside the old and working for the entire community.

“This project has the potential to reach members of the community who would otherwise remain disadvantaged.

“Our aim is to leave a legacy for years to come. We can achieve this through funding and volunteer work, thus bringing our community together in a healthy and nurturing environment, through the Abbey allotments project,” she added.

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