Community growers reaping fruits of their labour

The Clayton Brook Grow to Share scheme got underway with a hugely successful foraging event.
The Clayton Brook Grow to Share scheme got underway with a hugely successful foraging event.
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The Clayton Brook Grow to Share scheme got underway with a hugely successful foraging event.

This newly formed group went out and about in Clayton Brook to hunt for cherries, and were not disappointed.

Fifteen people of all ages got behind the idea, and some had already identified several cherry trees that were ripe for the picking and had been waiting for just the right time to pick.

Member Janet Sharples said: “It was just so great, so good to spend time with each other and everyone.”

Mum-of-three Mary-Jane Hartley was thrilled to have been able to take her daughters for their first cherry picking adventure, as being in a wheelchair makes it difficult for her.

But with so many others around for help and support, she said it turned out to be a truly wonderful experience.

The day was rounded off with home-cooked organic leek and potato soup and a trifle topped off with home grown raspberries and strawberries, all prepared by Andrea Malagonia, who opened her garden to host afternoon tea with a difference.

For more information about the group and its next outing, call Karen Martyniuk on 07985 102245.