Book aimed at encouraging local growing launched by Borders SEN member

You Can Cook founder Bosco Santimano launches the book with author Alexandra Smithson.

Community Food and Health SEN member You Can Cook has added another feather to its cap by launching a book for growers in Scotland.

The book is aimed at aspiring growers of all ages, from beginners to experts, and was launched in Edinburgh by Catherine Maxwell Stuart, 21st Lady of Traquair.

The team at You Can Cook has engaged with local communities and primary school pupils while passing on knowledge and skills on how to grow your own food.

Development of the book started in December 2017, with You Can Cook founder Bosco Santimano hoping that it will encourage and motivate anyone wishing to grow their own food at home.

“Feedback received through these projects has allowed us to create this book as we understood many of the barriers facing individuals when they contemplate growing.

“We also understood the difficulty, sometimes financial, that led people to believe that growing was an expensive endeavour with absolute no guarantees of success in the end.

“This alone led many people not to take up growing as a means of providing some food for themselves and their families,” said Bosco.

“This book is a simple, practical guide to help you take the first steps to growing your own food and have fun at the same time.

“You don’t need to buy expensive starter kits to get growing as the book is full of easy to find and use household items that normally are thrown away which now can be recycled to help you grow!”

The book is available in all leading independent bookstores in the Borders and Edinburgh soon!

The book is priced at £12.99 and proceeds of this book mean that we can reach more families and communities across Scotland helping them to grow and cook their own delicious food.

You Can Cook has also recently launched its new website www.youcangrow.org.uk to promote, inform  and highlight all activities and projects relating to growing, including the list of retail outlets from were to purchase your copy.