Healthy lunch at big munch

28 June 2016

healthy lunchHealthy living was on the menu as Hodge House in Nelson held its Big Lunch.

Now in its seventh year, the aim is to get as many people as possible across the whole of the UK to have lunch with their neighbours annually in June in a simple act of community, friendship and fun.

Newground’s Community Garden Makers and Pendle Leisure Trust’s The Good Life Project, joined together to run The Big Picnic Lunch, as part of a programme of summer events at the Grow Together Pocket Park.

Attendees walked from Grow Together Pocket Park and to Hodge House Allotments where staff and volunteers from Pendle Leisure Trust’s The Good Life Project gave attendees a tour around their site, and a chance to pick and eat lots of their amazing fruit and vegetables from their polytunnel.

The walkers used pedometers to trace our food steps, and to understand the importance of locally-sourced produce. All the produce was taken back to the pocket park and used to create healthy salads and snacks, and shared with more than 30 local people.

Attendees also got a chance to have a go on smoothie bikes, and using fruit donated from Morrisons through the Community Champion scheme, created delicious drinks to share around.

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