Monday, April 30, 2012 - 11:00

Seeds, Soup and Sarnies, an Eden Project programme that encourages families to grow their own food, learn new skills and become more involved in the community, is celebrating three years of success on Saturday May 5.

The programme, which has been so fruitful that it recently received further Big Lottery funding, is inviting people to find out more, share in its successes and see how they can get involved.

The event, which takes place from 9:30am until 12:30pm in The Core building at Eden, will include plenty of activities, such as planting, storytelling and a chance for families to share their growing experiences.

John Ellison, Eden’s Head of Education Strategy, said: “This project has grown steadily for the last three years and now we have dedicated Seeds, Soup and Sarnies groups in the China Clay area and in Middlesbrough. Now the roots of the programme are firmly planted, we’d like to welcome more families and communities to get involved.

“We’re looking for enthusiastic volunteers who will be able to help us in the year ahead and inspire others to join us too.”

Seeds, Soup and Sarnies was set up in 2009 with the aim to help people plant, grow, cook, share and eat together. It is run by Eden, together with ContinYou, who work with families in Middlesbrough and the North East, Cornwall Neighbourhoods for Change and Cornwall Council’s Family Learning (part of the Adult Education Service) who work with families across Cornwall.

To book a free place for your family, which includes admission to Eden, call Sarah Worne on 07966862684 or email on: