Sign-ups for the Victory Garden Competition are flowing in

23 April 2018

To mark the centenary of the end of World War I, Cheshire West and Chester Council is encouraging schools and community groups to grow a Victory Garden.

Over 20 schools, from across the borough and some five community groups have signed up and are receiving their free seeds this week, but there are still some packets available.

The Council’s Director of Place Operations, Maria Byrne said: “The competition is a great way for schools, community groups and allotment associations to get involved in marking the centenary and creating a real community feel about the creation of a vegetable garden.

“Schools or organisations thinking about entering the competition should get in touch now as they could be lucky and receive the last of the free seeds to help them get started.”

To celebrate the efforts of those groups who participate in the competition there will be a harvest event during October that will be fun, inclusive and support networking opportunities.

To register for the competition please email: rurallocality@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk

The few remaining free seeds will be issued on a first come first serve basis.

Information about what a Victory Garden is, what the best vegetables to grow are, recipes from the period plus lots more will be available online at: www.westcheshirelocalities.co.uk

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