Retirement housing scheme Sybil Thorndike House in London have signed up to The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea’s “Community Kitchen Garden”.

As part of the initiative, which promotes vegetable growing among local residents, the Scheme Manager Valmir Silva and his customers have been given grants for almost £9,000 to build raised vegetable plots and a greenhouse.

Last summer the scheme’s garden club was awarded for their outstanding work in the community. They also used some of their home-grown produce for the BIG POT event in October selling soup to raise money for Contact the Elderly.

This year the gardeners are planning to use a small plot in the garden to trial growing exotic vegetables not currently grown in London.

Valmir says: “This is a great opportunity for our green-fingered customers and we are pleased to have reached out to the local community in such a positive way, raising awareness of Anchor in the local area and getting to know our neighbours.”

Find out more about Sybil Thorndike House here.

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