Staincliffe people are sowing the seeds for a brighter future.
As part of the Plant it, Grow it, Eat project a derelict and unsightly plot of land at Manor Way has been cleared to pave the way for a new community garden.
The clearance was done by volunteers, KNH housing staff and project staff in preparation for a planting day which took place on Monday.
Around 30 trees which will eventually become a fruit orchard were planted, and those who came on the day planted up seeds to take home and grow. They will then be taken back to the site at a later date to transplant.
Plant it, Grow it, Eat it is a Lottery-funded project giving people the opportunity to grow and eat their own fruit and vegetables.
The project is managed by KNH on behalf of NHS Kirklees. The Plant it team is working in several areas across Kirklees, including Batley Carr, Fieldhead and Wilton Estate. To get involved in any of the projects, please call 07971 733194.
○ The News has teamed up with the project to name the community garden. Send your suggestions to News Community Garden Competition, 17 Wellington Road, Dewsbury, WF13 1HQ, by November 14, and there will be a gardening-related prize for the winner.