We Grow Skills, Confidence and Green Peppers

Posted on the 16th October 2017

Aspiring market gardeners are now growing fabulous veg in  a lovely corner of Stockport’s Woodbank Park with Pure Support.

They are nurturing crunchy celery, tender green beans and crisp green peppers.  It may be October but there is still plenty to harvest and of course everyone gets to reap the tasty rewards of all their hard work.

But it is not only food that is growing. Just working in the outdoors gives a huge boost to confidence and wellbeing too. Fresh air, exercise and social contact all have great benefits for health, contentment, sleep patterns and much more.

We Grow Clients with green pepper

Everything tastes better when you've grown it yourself.

Add to this the satisfaction of seeing – and tasting –  the fruits of   their labours and it is easy to see why everyone enjoys their days in the park.

Rain? No problem. Most of the veg are grown in the shelter  of the large and airy poly tunnel.

We Grow client cutting back greenery

Lisa loves learning new skills in the open air.

I love it here. I learn new things all the time like how to cut back things that have grown too much. It's great being outside. I'd come every day if I could.

Lisa - client

The green-fingered group have sown seeds, planted out crops, weeded, watered and  harvested. Last week they were preparing the ground for new crops.  There is always something to be done in a veg plot!

All those new skills can be transferred to a garden, yard or balcony at home too. Tomatoes and beans are very happy in a large pot and taste at their best freshly picked.

This rewarding project is run in partnership with Stockport charity We Grow.

If you or anyone you know has a learning difficulty and would like to be part of this growing  success, just contact us. No experience is necessary and all equipment and support is provided. Join us.

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