At FoodFutures, we see being able to grow food at a community level as an important part of building resilience for the future. With support from the National Lottery Community Fund, two local food growing projects, the Plot (a market garden the FarmStart training centre) and ClaverHill community food project (a six acre site which hosts a range of growing project) hosted a series of workshops for local people interested in community growing. 

 

These resources cover eleven aspects of local food growing, from site design to how to set up your project, from seed saving to propagation.

 

We hope that they will provide a useful starting point for anyone considering setting up a local community growing space or thinking of growing your own. They aim to  consider the impact of climate change on growing conditions and how we can adapt to the changing North Lancashire climate.

 

To get more involved in FoodFutures, or to share information about you project, see here: https://foodfutures.org.uk/get-involved/ or come to the Community Food Skills Working Group

 

This project is made possible thanks to National Lottery players, with funding from The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK.

Harvesting and Packing Produce

Plant Propagation

Pest and weed management strategies

Crop planning for a Northern climate

Project design and organisation models

Seed saving

Working with community members

Community Composting

Plants for Natural Dyes

Preserving Produce

Site Design

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