FIREFIGHTERS in Whitefield got their hands dirty and joined
volunteers to start work on a vegetable patch at the fire
Red Watch gave a helping hand to members of the local Incredible
Edible group who are preparing to grow fresh fruit and veg at the
front of the station in Bury New Road.
Incredible Edible Prestwich and District is a group set up by
volunteers to promote the growing and eating of healthy, locally
The Whitefield project is the second of its kind in the Bury
Borough after work began on a vegetable patch at Ramsbottom Fire
Station last month, thanks to Incredible Edible Ramsbottom.
Incredible Edible is a charity-based group which provides plots
for use by the local community free of charge and maintained by
residents and volunteers.
Planting will take place at the station at a later stage
and the fruit and veg will then be available for the crews to
It is hoped that the firefighters and their families, volunteers
and the local community will look after the plots throughout the
For more information about the Incredible Edible Prestwich and
District project, visit incredible-edible-prestwich.org.uk.