Catering Team Growing Own Veg to Benefit Environment and Support Hospice

30 Jul 2021

Dr Kershaw’s Catering Team have set up their own Hospice vegetable patch, to support patients and staff and long term to make cost savings.

Hospice Catering Manager, Gail Robertshaw tells explains: “I’m a novice gardener but I decided to have a go at growing fruit and vegetables at home with my grandchildren at the beginning of the pandemic. They loved it and I found it educational for us and therapeutic for me. 

At the Hospice, we now have lettuce, rocket, tomatoes, peppers and a mixture of herbs, and I am about to bring in carrots, beetroots and squash that I’ve also planted at home. Our kitchen garden is in its infancy so we are not yet able to rely on it totally, but I’m hoping in the coming months /years, it will save the Hospice some money. For me the best thing about home grown vegetables and fruit is that there is no plastic packaging!”


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