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June 20, 2014

 

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Media Release – Garden to plate

 

Garden to plate

A new project to support the health and wellbeing of Peel residents has been launched this week at Peel Foodbank.

Supported by the City of Mandurah, the Garden to Plate project is a partnership between Peel Foodbank and Mandurah’s Community Garden.

The Garden to Plate initiative will provide people with the skills to grow their own food and transform their produce into delicious and healthy meals.

Foodbank WA CEO Greg Hebble said that Garden to Plate is an innovative project that will improve the health of people and encourage people to become more involved in their local community.

“Foodbank WA is committed to encouraging healthy eating,” Mr. Hebble said. “One of the simplest ways to improve your health is to increase the amount and variety of fresh vegetables in your diet.”

“Many people don’t realise how easy it can be to prepare great tasting meals with fresh produce.

“Foodbank WA can help course participants gain the skills and confidence to include fresh fruits and vegetables in their diet.

“It is very satisfying to grow your own food and our partnership with the Mandurah Community Garden, and the City of Mandurah, will make a lasting and positive contribution to the health of many Peel residents.”

The program consists of two hour workshops held on the first and third Wednesday of each month.  The course is offered to residents for free.

The first workshop each month will be conducted by local horticulturist Jo Pepper at the Mandurah Community Garden.  During the second stage of the course, Foodbank’s nutritionist Nicole Ingram will conduct a hands-on cooking and nutrition workshop in Peel Foodbank’s new training kitchen.

Course numbers are limited and bookings are essential. For further information contact Peel Foodbank on 9581 9200

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