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Grow Food

The Issue

More and more people are interested in growing their own food, to reconnect with where food comes from, because of rising food prices or just as an enjoyable hobby.

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Whether you have a garden, a balcony or even no space at all, there are still ways to give it a try.

The benefits

Five reasons to grow your own:

  1. to get cheaper, better food for you, your family and friends
  2. it's a chance to spend more time outdoors, which many people say makes them happier
  3. it's an enjoyable way to be more active, whatever your fitness level
  4. there's always more to learn about growing food
  5. if you're on an allotment site or at a community garden, you can meet like-minded people too


Get Started


Find out what we do to help allotment holders in the city.

Dementia friendly food project

Cookery and gardening activities for people with mild to moderate dementia.

Gardening for health and wellbeing

Gardening has a range of benefits and we can help you to get involved.

Tips and advice

Here are our favourite tips and resources to get you growing.


Garden referrals

We offer advice to individuals and their support or advice workers about getting involved with community gardens.

Community Gardens

Volunteer at one of over 70 vegetable gardens in the city.

Learn more >

Monthly Tips

For growing spaces of all sizes, from windowsills to gardens.

Learn more >