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Liberal Democrat MP for Carshalton and Wallington

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Getting your hands dirty is good for your soul

June 21, 2004 12:00 AM

Market stall selling vegetables."Getting your hands duty is good for your soul" Tom Brake was on hand to open the Wallington, Carshalton and Beddington Horticultural Summer Show in Milton Hall, Cooper Crescent, Carshalton on Saturday afternoon.

Speaking amongst the prize-winning flower, fruit and vegetable displays, Tom Brake highlighted the importance of small-scale local growing at a time of increasingly mechanised and industrial horticulture and food production.

Collages featuring vegetables using two colours completed by ten year olds from Seaton House school were also on display.

Tom Brake said, "Working the soil can be a terribly satisfying activity. The results of this toil, on display at the show, were outstanding. It just shows that locally we can grow specimens to rival the best at any horticultural show"

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