Green-fingered mum supplies free fruit and veg for Acrobay gymnasts in Rosyth
YOUNG gymnasts are enjoying free fruit and veg in Rosyth thanks to a green-fingered parent.
Ruth Lockier and a band of volunter parents have transformed the gardens at the new Acrobay Gymnastics Club in Primrose Lane into an ‘Edible and Tasty Space’ (EATS), which she says is “perfect for relaxing after a gym session”.
She explained: “We want to teach our youngsters how good locally grown food tastes. We have created a fun, relaxing and enjoyable garden.”
Healthy fruit and veg is now growing and the gymnasts have been encouraged to help themselves to the free food.
Acrobay will then weigh all the food harvested which contributes to the Rosyth Climate Challenge.
It received funding of £103,000 earlier this year to reduce carbon emissions in the town as locally grown food dispenses with food miles and is therefore better for the environment.
Councillor Sharon Wilson added: “Getting a club like Acrobay involved in the Rosyth Climate Challenge is at the heart of what we are trying to achieve in the town.
“I am sure they will enjoy picking and tasting their own food whilst also learning about their carbon footprint.”
Article courtesy of Dunfermline Press