Thursday, 23 May 2013

Live Well Eat Well

Live Well, Eat Well Project

The Live Well, Eat Well Project is an innovative project delivered by Pendle Leisure Trust and funded by the Big Lottery Local Food and Pendle Borough Council.

Live Well, Eat Well is part of the Healthy Lifestyles Team at Pendle Leisure Trust and incorporates various aspects of healthy living, growing fruit and vegetables, healthy eating and physical activity to residents of Pendle.

The project is set on Hodge House allotments in Nelson and has three large allotments where we grow a large variety of fruit and vegetables both outside and in polytunnels.  Our aim has been to be accessible to as many residents of Pendle as possible by providing growing courses, regular volunteer times and running many different kinds of workshops related to gardening, healthy eating and the great outdoors.

The photography exhibition will be open from Wednesday May 22nd until Saturday June 1st.  The exhibition will be celebrating the Live Well, Eat Well Project (formerly Grow and Sow), over a period of 10 years but concentrates on the last 3 years where the project has received funding from the Big Lottery’s Local Food and Pendle Borough Council.

Joanne Dootson, project manager, says "We have thoroughly enjoyed putting the exhibition together, printing all the pictures has reminded us of the groups and visitors that have attended the project throughout the years." 

They also brought a few plants along.

It's an award winning project.

Which really made a difference to people's lives.

Below are a tiny handful of the photo's on display...

Why not come along and see what they have been up to on the allotments, and see if you recognise anyone too!

Ta Ra


Tuesday, 14 May 2013

My Bad!

I did a bad thing, in my latest exhibition post I missed out one of the exhibitors! So sorry Dorothy.

Here is a lovely picture of her work to make amends.

I did explain that it wasn't intentional, it just so happened that I hadn't managed to take a decent photo of her artworks.

But, you can all breathe a sigh of relief, this won't happen again. Why, I hear you say? Because I spent some of this weekend on a photo course in the Lakes and have learnt lots. Just you wait until you see my next post!

Ta Ra