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Community digging in
A WEYMOUTH community rallied round to dig for victory.
More than 70 people descended on Chapelhay Community Playgarden to help dig up potatoes they had planted in the small area earlier this year.
The yummy spuds were washed, peeled and ‘chipped’ before being cooked at the nearby Ocean Hay takeaway by Chapelhay residents Pete Chen and his family.
Friends of the Playgarden brought along other tasty treats including homemade veggieburgers and cakes and everyone enjoyed a feast on the sunny autumn day. Other goodies including sweets, drinks and plates were donated to the group by Tesco.
Secretary of Chapelhay Community Playgarden, Clare Sutton, said everyone involved had a great day. She said: “It was brilliant that so many families came along and joined in.
“The children planted the potatoes themselves in spring and it’s always really exciting digging them up as we never know how many there’ll be.
“It’s great for them to see how you turn the humble potato into food for everyone to share.”
The community project started in 2006 and since that time Mrs Sutton said it has flourished and had a lot of support from the community at the different events they hold.
She said: “It’s brilliant how the community has got involved over the years and lots of people help with the gardening and other events.”
The group meets from 11.30am on the first Sunday of every month and holds several events throughout the year. For more information about the playgarden send an email to clare.sutton @zen.co.uk
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