Digging for a healthier future

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MORE AND MORE of us are turning to organically grown produce and meat, worried about the effects of pesticides and chemicals used in regular farming.

Take a look around your average supermarket and the shelves and fridges are packed with organically grown goods. Unfortunately there is a premium to pay for a healthier diet and many families on a budget can’t stretch to the extra cost.

With this in mind, L’Alfas D’el Pi Town Hall are holding a two day course on growing your own organic fruit and vegetables.

The sessions take place on Saturday March 25 and April 1 and are aimed at people who wish to learn the basic skills to start up an organic garden.

The ethos behind organic produce is to get healthier food of higher nutritional quality obtained through sustainable procedures, without the presence of chemicals and synthetic materials

The content of the course taught by Environment Teacher Antonio Morcillo will cover design, land preparation, planting and sowing, irrigation, pest control and garden maintenance.

The first session this coming Saturday March 25 is theory and will be held in the Platja Albir Social Centre in Albir from 9am until 1pm. The following session on April 1 will be a practical session in the organic garden at the Landscape and Environmental Interpretation Centre at Carrascos.

Head of Environment at the Town Hall, Rocio Guijarro said “ When we launched our first course we never expected such a response and the places were taken up quickly, with a waiting list. So we decided to launch a second edition as soon as we could.”

Anyone wishing to register for the two day course or requires more information should contact by email to rbarreno@lalfas.com

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