We were delighted to work with Old Trafford Amateur Gardeners' Society at their Open Day at Seymour Grove Allotments in Old Trafford. The event was a great success, with hundreds of visitors coming and raising 450 pounds. Members of The Kindling trust helped out across the site on the day. We also held two food sampling sessions for kids and parents, where we visited allotments, picked fresh salad leaves, herbs, tomatoes and seasonal fruit and then mixed up individual salad dressings to taste with our freshly picked food. These sessions were a great hit with the children and their parents. Normally 'conservative' eaters tried all sorts of new things and found that they liked them, including nasturium flowers!
The event was publicised in local papers and 1700 leaflets were distributed mainly door to door in the surrounding community, particularly in areas where people's outside space is limited. 14 more people joined the waiting list as a result of visiting.
For more information about Old Trafford Amateur Gardeners' Society please see www.otags.org.uk