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Tomato Saturday
01-08-2017

If you enjoy being outside and growing your own veggies then Cultivating Communities could be for you.

Based around poly tunnels behind the Braunstone Skills Centre on Fullhurst Avenue their aim is to encourag local interest in grow your own produce.

It's been said that knowledge is knowing that tomato is a fruit but wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad, so to celebrate all things tomato based, the Cultivating Community Group held Tomato Saturday - a celebration of  all things tomato on July 13th.

Organiser Cathryn Gathercole said: 'Our very own Pat Reast shared tips and hints from her long experience growing tomatoes. This started when her dad took her to the allotment and she picked her first tomato - releasing the evocative smell and taste which has stayed with her ever since.

 'Pat is on a mission to enthuse others, especially children, to grow their own but also to pass on the knowledge to do it properly.

 'We were all instructed in how to identify and remove side shoots, and tie up the plants to protect the fruit - both inside and outside.

'As well as tomatoes, we also harvested the first potatoes and enjoyed watching the bees on the lavender.

 'Of course we had a tomato feast to finish off with - soup, salsa, ratatouille, dried, roasted - all yummy!'

You can drop in at Cultivating Communities, Fullhurst Rd  on Saturdays from 11 until 1pm.  For more details go to Facebook at cultivatingcommunities.leicester or email  cultivatingcommunities2015@gmail.com    

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