Garden And Gardener

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Grow It, Cook It, Eat It

by Diane - October 15th, 2013.
Filed under: allotment.

Grow It, Cook It, Eat It
Watch it on iplayer – but hurry

Live Longer Wales is a season of programmes from BBC Cymru Wales inspring us to change our lives.

Wales’s top chef, Dudley Newbury, is on a mission to change the way his Valleys home town of Ynysybwl thinks about food: how to grow it, how to cook it, how to eat it. His goal is simple – to get the community to join together to rediscover the ability to grow, shop and prepare healthy meals from scratch, using locally produced ingredients. It’s not just about taking inches off their waistlines. It’s about adding years to their lives. In this first episode, we see Dudley research and pitch his plans for a school-based community garden in the village. But as well as getting locals to agree to the idea, he’s got to persuade everyone to join him, from school kids to pensioners. He also meets local parents to hear their worries and comes up with a crafty plan to get one family to take on their takeaway habit and share a healthy meal.