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Rushcliffe Roots helps residents to celebrate healthy, local and sustainable food

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Children and care home residents have celebrated the launch of Rushcliffe Roots, a new campaign designed to help residents connect with their food roots and discover local, healthy and sustainable food.

Members of Serendipity’s Nursery and Beauvale Care Home in Rushcliffe visited ‘All Things Magic’ on 9 May, a self-contained allotment style farm area in Screveton.

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The facility promotes the physical and mental benefits of gardening whilst providing opportunities for guests to understand the origins of their food.

Guests of all ages were invited to help one another plant fruit, flowers and vegetables as part of an educational exercise that introduced them to the joys of farming local, healthy and sustainable food.

Young children in the group were particularly excited to meet a range of friendly farmyard animals, including chickens, goats and sheep during their visit, as they discovered the origins of food production in the UK.

Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Executive Manager for Communities Dave Mitchell said: “Understanding the journey our food takes is extremely important in helping us all to make healthier, more sustainable lifestyle choices.

“Rushcliffe Roots will provide fantastic opportunities for carers, nursery children, care home residents and schools to discover their food roots through educational sessions designed to cater for all ages and backgrounds and I would encourage everyone to get involved.”

Organisations or groups can find out more by visiting www.rushcliffe.gov.ukor calling 0115 981 9911.

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