This week Fyne Futures received news of a successful grant application that will allow an exciting project to be delivered. The project, entitled ‘Future Growth’ is funded in part by the Health and Wellbeing Fund and aims to deliver an equal opportunity training program, encouraging participants to learn about growing fruit and vegetables and the health benefits associated with horticulture. The training is due to begin in December and continue into January of next year, encouraging people taking part to learn how to ‘plant, prune and pick’. It is hoped that this training will encourage healthy eating and demonstrate the values of outdoor activities such as community growing.
In January of 2018 the final part of the project will involve volunteers putting their new skills into action by planting fruit trees in local disused flower beds. The local council have agreed to prepare these beds for this purpose and members of the team at Bute Produce will be on hand if support is needed.