Thurnscoe allotment project growing strong

By Dave Doyle | 27/09/2017

Thurnscoe allotment project growing strong
Millennia Simpson, Courtney Owen and Tanya Bourdon.

A TIME bank’s new scheme will see young people create their own meals — from planting to plating up.

Dearne hOurbank’s Seed to Feed project will teach 15 youngsters how to grow and harvest their own food, before cooking it up into nutritious meals.

The self-sufficient foodies will dig ground at Station House, Thurnscoe, creating a kitchen garden and a haven for wildlife.

After growing the grub, they will learn how to cook it from Anita Heatherglen at The Snap Tin cafe, in Goldthorpe.

The project is being funded through the #iwill Fund, provided by the Prince of Wales-led Step Up To Serve charity.

The fund aims to get most ten-to-20-year-olds engaged in social action by 2020.

South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation and Berneslai Homes are helping to finance Seed to Feed.

At the end of the scheme, each participant will get a goody bag of kitchen utensils, with which to keep up their culinary skills.

hOurbank project co-ordinator Gill Richmond said: “We’re all very excited about this new direction for hOurbank.

“It’s a really fab project which brings community organisations together and will see up to 15 young people learn new skills and embrace social action.”

She added: “The enthusiasm shown by these young people so far has been terrific.

“Raising interest in gardening and healthy eating is good for everyone.”

Participants will also learn about budgeting, marketing and food hygiene and will sell some of their home-produced goods closer to Christmas.

Digging begins at 11.15am this Saturday — but it is not too late for more budding young cooks to get involved.

Contact Gill Richmond on 07885 379000 or email for more information.