Taste of the future is set to grow
Date published: 02 April 2014
A new scheme to give residents and community associations opportunities to turn growing fruit and vegetables into a business launches on Friday.
The theme of the day, at the civic hall, Uppermill, is “the local Food Economy” — growing food, the food-supply chain, education and training, social enterprise and business. Participants will be introduced to the “Get Oldham Growing” idea.
Councillor Barbara Brownridge, Cabinet member for social care and public health, said: “This will be a fantastic day for a fantastic initiative.
“Get Oldham Growing will give residents the support they need to boost healthy eating, a more active lifestyle and encourage them to think about related job opportunities.
“I urge anyone who is interested in growing their own and getting to know their community better to come along for a taste of what we’ve got in store.”
The free event (10am-3pm), will include a presentation to launch the Get Oldham Growing brand and website and a speaker who will introduce the entrepreneurship aspect of the programme.
For information contact Julie Holt on 0161 770 8489.
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