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Summertime fun with Family Growing sessions in Lache

9 August 2019
A member of the community planting a flower into a pot.

Residents can find out more about the food they eat and where it comes from during a series of Family Growing events in Lache.

Sanctuary Housing is delivering the free sessions at Lache Growing Space, on the corner of Oxford Road and Burnham Road, between 10.30am-12.30pm on Mondays and Fridays throughout the school summer holidays.

The sessions, which are being supported by The Mersey Forest, offer families the chance to get hands-on and find out more about growing their own food and using it to prepare healthy, nutritionally-balanced meals.

Lache Growing Space is one of several former urban garage sites in Chester turned into viable and sustainable community allotments as part of Sanctuary’s Growing Spaces initiative.

Ria Burns, Sanctuary’s neighbourhood partnerships manager, said: “These events are a great opportunity for families to spend time together outdoors and have fun finding out more about the food we eat and where it comes from.

“The sessions have been very well-attended so far and we hope lots more local families will join us to make the most of this wonderful community space.”

The Family Growing sessions are part of the wider Summertime in Lache programme, featuring a wide variety of family-friendly events and activities delivered by local organisations.

Sessions are free to attend and open to all, with food provided, and take place every Monday and Friday until 30 August, except Bank Holiday Monday, 26 August.

For more details about the Family Growing events please call Ria Burns on 01512 240315 or email ria.burns@sanctuary-housing.co.uk.

This project is funded by Sanctuary’s Community Investment Fund, supporting projects which benefit Sanctuary residents and their communities.