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Veg Plot in St Michael's Churchyard

Veg Plot in St Michael's Churchyard

An unused part of the graveyard at St Michael's, Landrake is being used to grow vegetables for the community - for their informal foodbank and local community lunches.

The vegetable plot has appeared in the Cornish Times, BBC Spotlight local news, BBC Radio Cornwall (available via BBC Sounds), BBC News online, the Daily Express, and the Diocese of Truro website.

Landrake vicar Richard Magrath said: "Some people were surprised, and asked 'can you do that in a graveyard?' But a churchyard isn't a place of death, it's a place of life. To have this wonderful symbol of new life at Easter feels particularly appropriate: a symbol of God's good creation, through which we show our love for our village neighbours."

News of the vegetable plot has also appeared on Radio 4 on Sunday 21 May: BBC Sounds - the Landrake section starts at 4 mins 30 seconds in.