What is Growing Manchester?
The Growing Manchester programme helps existing community-food-growing projects to become more sustainable, making sure that local people with the enthusiasm to grow food can get the support they need to help their projects succeed.
Maybe you’re completely new to food growing but have access to a growing space, and a group of friends or neighbours who want to come together to grow. Knowing where to start could be a problem and that’s what’s great about this opportunity, as we’ll take you through every stage. For those already involved in growing, it’s a chance to take your project to the next level.
So, what makes a successful community food growing project? Is it people who can plan ahead? Is it committed and motivated group members who feel supported? Is it the sunny, well drained site or is it a supportive neighbourhood? What’s clear is that each project is unique, with its own strengths, challenges, aspirations and goals. These web pages are your guide to Growing Manchester; find out more about:
- Background to the project
- The support on offer
- Who should apply?
- What groups need to do to join
- The application process
- How to join your local growing group
You can also find Growing Manchester on Facebook.
Growing Manchester is funded by Manchester City Council, and the programme is delivered by Sow the City, an award winning social enterprise based in Manchester.