Estate on a Plate project gives Preston communities a chance to grow and thrive

Posted on - 24th May, 2019 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Avenham, Penwortham, Preston News, Ribbleton
Estate on a Plate gives communities a chance to grow and thrive

People living in five communities in Preston and South Ribble are being invited to sign up to the Estate on a Plate project – a green-fingered initiative to learn new skills and have new experiences.


The project, jointly run by They Eat Culture and Let’s Grow, offers community groups and individuals an array of ways get involved.

Over the next few months, They Eat Culture and Let’s Grow will be hosting a variety of workshops and activities designed to encourage people to take part in the project.

Through growing, cooking, eating, making and creating, adults and families in the five Mobile Home Project areas – Grange, Avenham, Savick and Larches, Broadfield, and Kingsfold – will have opportunities to learn new skills and have exciting experiences right on their doorstep.

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They Eat Culture is asking for community members to sign up to be a part of the Sow, Grow, Eat journey which will culminate in a large celebration and feast in each of the areas.

Producer Helen Ficorilli said: “Through being a part of the project is hoped communities will discover whatever they are able to offer has a great value and impact, it is amazing what can be achieved when working together.”

Estate on a Plate is a three-tiered journey:

Sow – Explore your neighbourhood, sow seeds, plan and grow.

Grow – Be a part of the cultural growth of your neighbourhood.

Eat – Join together for a community feast of prolific proportions.

Contributions from community members can be as big or as small as they can manage in their busy week.

Annie from Let’s Grow said: “We are so excited to be collaborating on this innovative new project, getting the community together, learning to grow, cooking and eating with each other is such a great way to strengthen a community and end social isolation.

“We have already planted some instant mini vegetable gardens with volunteers and are looking forward to sharing these!”

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Drop in to attend any of the starter plant growing workshops or pre-register your interest for these and future creative activities by emailing our engagement officer

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