Children plant fruit and vegetables in Murdishaw community garden

Matthew Stead, aged eight, and Ellie Thompson, aged nine, from Murdishaw West school plant strawberries

Matthew Stead, aged eight, and Ellie Thompson, aged nine, from Murdishaw West school plant strawberries

First published in News Runcorn and Widnes World: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Reporter

A COMMUNITY garden has been created in Runcorn as part of a pioneering project.

A courtyard at Murdishaw Health Centre will soon blossom with fruit, vegetables, plants and flowers.

Parents, children and patients teamed up to replace concrete slabs with seeds, bulbs and shrubs.

Pupils from Murdishaw West, Gorsewood and St Martin’s primary schools planted their own fruit and vegetables.

Mark Swift, chief executive officer of Wellbeing Enterprises, said: “We are delighted to support the Murdishaw gardening project as part of the community wellbeing initiative.

“It is a great example of how communities can pull together with the support of local organisations to deliver sustainable community projects that will improve the health and wellbeing of the community.”

To join the group, contact community wellbeing officer, Helen Trahar on 01928 589 799/ 07749324387 or e-mail h.trahar@wellbeingenterprises.org.uk.

 

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