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Boost your fitness and diet by growing your own vegetables

If your ‘New Year, New You’ resolution is to do more exercise and eat healthier, why not combine the two by growing your own fruit and vegetables?


Newground, part of Together Housing Group, is launching a series of workshops in Burnley to teach people how to grow their own organic vegetables.


The workshops will take place on the first Friday of every month (apart from March when it will be 8 March) from 1pm to 3.30pm at Offshoots Garden, Towneley Hall.


Aimed at beginners, the workshops will show how to:

  • Build healthy soil in a low cost way
  • Plan your growing space
  • Choose your crops
  • Care for your growing garden
  • Harvest your crops


Gardening Coach Chloe Ellis said: “There are many benefits to growing your own fruit and vegetables. Not only are planting, weeding, watering and harvesting a good form of physical activity, but gardening is also a great way to relax and get some fresh air.


“Watching a seed blossom under your care to become food on your and your family’s plates builds a great sense of pride and encourages you and the family to eat more healthily. The vitamin content will be at their highest as you bite into them straight from the garden and it will taste better than shop bought produce.


“You’ll also save money on your grocery bills and reduce your environmental impact and food waste.”


The fee is £20 per session or you can book all sessions together for the discounted rate of £132. There is a maximum of eight people per session so book early to avoid disappointment.


To book, contact Chloe on 07747 764898 or

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