We will provide a coordination and support hub for people who are championing local growing in their communities. There are inspiring initiatives across the county, at all stages from conception to scaling up, ranging from community-supported agriculture schemes to street allotments.
Establish growing projects in different settings: adult day/residential care facilities, community centres, food banks, public open spaces. Support Veg Patch Matches for linking gardens, growers & generations.
As a partnership we will:
Create a Go To Hub for access to land, skills, resources and markets. We will provide practical advice and links to opportunities, helping both new and existing producers and promoting community growing.
Share knowledge, innovation and inspiration on growing with Nature, promoting local seed diversity and practices to improve soil quality and increase the nutritional value of produce.
Secure and manage funds to invest in local initiatives so that people on the ground can focus on what they do best, and the partnership can bring together small-scale projects to benefit from economies of scale in resource access and management.