Clitheroe youngsters get grubby growing their own food

Our picture shows Alfie and Sam planting rhubarb with Mike.
Our picture shows Alfie and Sam planting rhubarb with Mike.
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A group of 12 little ones from Bowland Montessori Pre-School in Clitheroe got their hands dirty as they learnt the importance of growing their own food.

Thanks to Foodlink Lancashire the three and four year olds took a trip to the local garden centre, Hanson’s where they chose rhubarb, gooseberry, strawberry, black currant, raspberry and tomato plants to grow in their school garden.

Foodlink Lancashire’s Area Co-ordinator Sarah Walker said: “It’s so important for children to learn where their food comes from and what better way to start than eating what they have grown.”

Foodlink Lancashire promotes local food throughout the county and aims to inspire future generations to appreciate local food and its heritage whilst sharing skills and knowledge through Foodlink SELF Groups.

Nancy Bigmore, Bowland Montessori Pre-School teacher, said: “The children had a great morning learning about the food they were planting and gained lots of good tips from gardener Mike at Hanson’s who helped out on the day along with parent Emma Hipwell. We are very grateful to Foodlink Lancashire and are all excited to taste the results.”