Residents grow herbs to use in home's menus

Residents in a Lincolnshire care home will see the fruits of their labour included in their menus.

Residents at Willow Court care home have been planting herbs and vegetables to use in its menus.

Raised planting beds were created in the gardens of the Cherry Willingham home, in Lincolnshire, so residents could take part in gardening activities. So far, Peter Compton, Jeanette Fisken and Beatrice Dennis are among those who have been planting lavender, rosemary and lettuce.

It comes during a spell of warm weather, which has encouraged residents to enjoy the sunshine and take activities outside.

They agreed they would like the kitchen team to use the rosemary to roast potatoes, and the home’s chef is going to whip up something up for everyone to try. 

Jo Keenan, care home manager, says: “It is lovely to see and hear of the residents enjoying the raised beds we have at Willow Court.”

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