City’s grow-your-own project
PUBLISHED: 17:18 23 September 2009 | UPDATED: 08:33 28 March 2014
SEPT 18, 2009: A new initiative in Manchester aims to encourage everyone in the city to grow their own food.
The council has already put in place the foundations for growing food in public parks for people to pick their own, with plans to branch out on to the streets, teaching people how to grow in their back yards.
It is Paul’s aim to eventually introduce the scheme to other cities. He wants to educate all ages about self-sufficiency through training days and social events. There are also plans to buy beehives for schools, and link them with allotments, parks and the local estates.