A SERIES of free growing activities aimed at providing people with the opportunity to get involved in cultivating healthy, affordable food will be held in a north Durham community.

The sessions are being staged at the Annfield Plain Library, near Stanley, as part of Groundwork North East & Cumbria’s Street Eats project.

They are funded by The Big Lottery Fund through their Target Wellbeing Programme, with contributions from Derwentside Homes and Durham county councillors Thomas Nearney and Michelle Hodgson, through their Neighbourhood Budgets.

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The sessions are: A Taste of Italy, from 4.30pm to 6.30pm on Monday, August 4; Asian greens from 1.30pm to 3.30pm on Thursday, August 14; herb boxes from 3.30pm to 5.30pm on Monday, August 18; turnips galore from 1.30pm to 3.30pm on Thursday, August 28 and winter salads from 10am to noon on Saturday, September 6.

For further information contact Lynne Miller, senior project officer for Groundwork NE & Cumbria on 01207 524803 or email lynne.miller @groundwork.org.uk.