Dig in to help cut carbon

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GREEN-FINGERED residents in Northumberland are being asked to grow their own as part of action on climate change.

Environmental volunteering organisation BTCV (British Trust for Conservation Volunteers) has set up a Carbon Army campaign to offer groups and individuals help to turn their food-growing ambitions into reality.

Trustees of the Old Bakehouse Millennium Green in Morpeth are some of those invited to help out and encourage people to join an existing food growing project, set up a new one or just grow what they can in their garden, planters or window boxes.

BTCV Chief Executive Tom Flood said: “Food transport has a huge environmental impact and food packaging makes up a third of household waste. If we all gave food growing a go we could make a real difference to carbon emissions in the UK.”

The initiative is part of the group’s support for Climate Week, which starts on Monday.

For more information visit www.btcv.org