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Healthy Martinborough

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The Healthy Martinborough team: Peter Graham, James Brody, Mike Woolley, Tim Maling and Sue Sullivan. Absent. Neil McCallum, Paul Harris, Debbie Yates, Roberta Kimmins and Pam Shackleton.

The Mens Shed is not just a group of blokes hammering, sawing, sharpening and sanding.   They also have a strong community focus.  Over numerous cups of tea and wide ranging discussions they have come up with an initiative they are keen to share with the rest of us.  It comes out of their members concerns about maintaining their own wellbeing and doing their bit for the environment.

As a result they’ve linked up with others with a similar purpose: the Community Garden, Health Centre and the Friday Breakfast Club, to create Healthy Martinborough.  Each of these organisations in their own different ways offer social connection, volunteer opportunities and community support.

Recognising that what we eat is one of the fundamentals of staying well, the Friday Breakfast Group have been working with local Chefs to create and display simple, seasonal vegetarian recipes that you can make at home.  “ Having just one meat- free meal per week can make a real difference to your health and reduce our impact on our environment” says Tim Maling, one of the group.

Thanks to Conor Kershaw at P&K and Sue Sullivan at Kitcheners,  Healthy Martinborough now has a stand in each of those businesses.  You can pick up one of the recipes from there, including information about the Community Garden and the Mens Shed – new members welcome. The two current veggie recipes were created by Jonathan Hobden, Chef at Moy Hall, and Jo Crab at Careme  

Don’t forget The Larder at the Health Centre has lots of free, fresh produce you can take home, supplied by the Community Garden and other generous locals.

If you would like to know more, or become involved, contact Tim Maling on 306 9672.

Note One of the recipes is on this issue’s Cooking Corner 

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