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BYHP know their onions!

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allotmentsA new initiative has been launched by the Banbury Young Homeless Project at an allotment site in Banbury. Co-ordinator Martin Hurst commented: "It's great to see the youngsters down here connecting to the growing process. We encourage the youngster to plant, weed, nourish and grow their own vegetables and then at the end of the process eat the end result!"

The allotment site has been equipped by donations and features raised beds as well as a covered section and shed.

"We decided to split the site up into sections as an undug full allotment can look a little intimidating," said Martin. "Youngsters down here are amazed to see that the seeds they grow turn into something. They are very often faced with failure in their lives - growing things is a successful venture for them."

Pictured are Martin, Lee Ferris and Ben O' Donovan. Lee and Ben enjoy growing carrots and coriander - the perfect ingredients for a delicious winter soup!