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It's critical that our community gardens and allotments are age-friendly and inclusive through the COVID-19 recovery

Growing our own food does not just provide a local source of fresh fruit and vegetables at a time of uncertainty for the food supply chain, but it also plays an important role in maintaining positive mental health and a sense of connectedness.

Growing connections

Sustain’s Fiona McAllister explains that at a time when older and more isolated people in the community have been some of the hardest hit during this pandemic, community growing spaces and allotments should be adopting age-friendly practices to support people of all ages.