Back to our Roots – Growing and Sharing Without Border

Are you interested in learning to grow your own vegetables, especially the ones that are a part of your culture?

Obtaining locally grown vegetables to eat is generally acknowledged as good for us and the environment. However, many vegetables enjoyed by people from culturally diverse communities, like okra and callaloo, often require a warm climate to grow in and are therefore imported into the UK.

Some of these vegetables can be grown in the UK! With a little knowledge, basic kit , and support, a novice grower can grow their own coriander , tomatoes, okra, collard greens/sukuma, callaloo (amaranth) and more!

Growing these vegetables instead of buying imported ones will help to mitigate climate change and help to save money.  The price of okra, for example, has increased from £4.00 to £8.00.

Back to Our Roots is a community of growers. Participants grow in their own homes but are connected through in person and virtual group sessions and a WhatsApp group.  This project is currently fully funded for people living in Wales.

I am  pleased to offer Back to Our Roots as part of Jamii 2. –  Health and Wellbeing for African communities in Wales. By African community, we mean the African diaspora as well as Black Welsh people of African descent. Gardening, growing your own food, and being a part of a group activity  can have amazingly positive effects on your mental well-being.  Join us and learn to grow your vegetables and explore the health benefits to you. Interested?  Please click on this link to register>

The first session will be held (in Cardiff) either on April 29th or 30th.  You will be asked your availability in the registration form.

I hope you can join us!

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