Capital residents urged to grow their own fruit and veg

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RESIDENTS are being urged to grow their own plants, fruit and vegetables to celebrate World Kitchen Garden Day on Sunday.

The Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) is supporting the drive to increase the appetite of Capital communities for home-grown produce.

Now in its tenth year, World Kitchen Garden Day aims to celebrate the advantages of people growing their own food.

Keith Geddes, chair of the CSGN partnership board, said: “World Kitchen Garden Day provides an excellent platform to raise awareness of the range of health, economic and environmental benefits of community growing.

“It can lead to increased access to better nutrition in the face of rising supermarket prices, increased physical health through gardening, and improved community engagement at local and international levels around the universal experiences of gardening, cooking, and eating.”