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Grow you own starter workshops have launched in Buckhaven.
Grow you own starter workshops have launched in Buckhaven.

PEOPLE who wish to lovingly bring some lettuce to life and coax along a cucumber or two can take advantage of a freebie this Spring.

During March, a series of ‘Grow Your Own’ starter workshops are available to Levenmouth residents who wish to get advice and support on growing their own fruit and vegetables.

The course, which takes place at Buckhaven Bountiful Growing Space in Omar Crescent (pictured), will include practical advice and demonstrations about soil, garden tools, composting, fruit growing, planting and preparing a plot from scratch.

Co-organiser Iain Anderson, of Fife Community Food Project, said: “Growing your own food is a fantastic way to get the most from your garden, keep active and enjoy the experience of tasting food nurtured by your own fair hand.“

Workshop tutor and co-organiser Judith McGowan - of CLEAR - added: “These workshops are designed for beginners and can provide participants with skills and confidence to start planning and creating a growing space.

“We have also have opportunities to volunteer with our project.”

Participants have the option of attending on either Wednesdays or Sundays over four weeks with crèche provision available on a Wednesday.

Allotment space is also available within the East Wemyss and Buckhaven areas for participants without access to growing space.

For further information, contact Iain Anderson on 07525 392808 or Judith McGowan on 07546 421127.

To book a place, email Jill Kirby on jill.kirby@fife.gov.uk or call 08451 555555, ext 402186 stating workshop preference, name and address and any crèche requirements.

For further information on Fife Council Allotments, contact Peter Duncan on 08451 555555, ext 440601 or email peter.duncan@fife.gov.uk