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Food growing project in East Ham awarded nearly £140,000

10:22 28 February 2013

A community project for growing food has been awarded nearly £140,000 in funding to transform a derelict piece of land.

The ‘Grow Together, Be Together’ project, run by the Bonny Downs Community Association, receives the money from Local Food, a £59.8 million programme supported by the Big Lottery Fund.

The group will use the money to transform Flanders Road Playing Fields into a growing space for residents.

Local Food Programme Manager Mark Wheddon said: “Our scheme is about promoting the benefits of locally-grown food, and this project demonstrates how these can stretch far beyond simply eating more healthily, to giving people new skills, new confidence and a closer connection with their local community.”

Residnets will be able to join together to help cultivate their own organic produce and learn about food growing.

The project will also be linked with the association’s existing community cafe. Voluntary work placements and cookery workshops will also be available.

The project will be launched on April 20.

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