Providing families with vegetable plants during lockdown

Posted by / Monday 29 June 2020 / Volunteers Families
tullibody community garden

One of our family centres in Clackmannanshire have teamed up with the Tullibody Community Garden to deliver tomato growing kits to local families.


Volunteers at the community garden have been working with the centre, known locally as the Blue Hoose, to help tackle food poverty and keep people occupied whilst at home.


One of our family support practitioners, Emily Clyne, was interviewed by the Alloa Advertiser and said that “Some of the families we support were struggling a bit and feeling quite isolated during the lockdown.


“However, taking up gardening has been a boost and it is also something the whole family can do together, and the children have loved seeing the plants grow.”


The initiative has been proving very popular as families are getting the opportunity to try something new during the lockdown.


As the popularity of the service grows, we hope that more young plants become available for families to grow.


Photo credit: Alloa Advertiser

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