Garden project help from Queen Annne’s School

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Article date
4 July 2014
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Volunteering

Food for families project garden

A group of enthusiastic young volunteers from Queen Anne’s School gave up some of their time during June to work on the Food4families garden project.

The F4F project, based at Reading International Solidarity Centre (RISC), has been working at the Amersham Road Youth and Community Centre in Caversham helping to plant and develop the Centre’s garden.

Speaking about the project Fiona Gray, who with Imy and Ali, led the team from Queen Anne’s said “We chose to volunteer at Food4Families as it gives us the chance to make a positive difference to the people in the community; by being able to create a green space for them to use. By helping people learn how to plant and create fresh produce (without any chemicals) we can hopefully encourage people to get outside and be self-sufficient and healthier, especially as the price of fruit and vegetables is rising. This will teach us key skills that we can use in the future such as teamwork, sustainably, patience and how to do things ourselves and the sense of satisfaction that comes with this.”

The Food4Families project encourages parents and children to acquire sustainable and healthy food growing skills. F4F and partners are delighted that Reading Voluntary Action has been able to bring together people who have the common aim to help their local communities in a fun and practical way.

In the picture: Mother and child joining in at the garden