Food Growing Garden

Involve the whole community in growing and harvesting fruit and vegetables.

We want to support communities looking to create or restore food growing patches. Our aim is to set up sustainable projects which will benefit nature for the long-term and enable people take ownership of growing and distributing their own produce.

The package will include

Content of packages may be subject to change

  • 20 square metres of wildflower turf
  • Native fruit trees
  • Raised beds made of wooden sleepers
  • Vegetable seeds
  • Flowering and fruiting shrubs
  • Climbing plants
  • Herb plants
  • Wildflower plug plants
  • Native bulbs
  • Habitat boxes
  • Peat-free compost and topsoil
  • Soil membrane
  • Bench made of recycled plastic
  • Polytunnel
  • Trellis and fixings
  • Water butt and stand
  • Wheelbarrow
  • Metal tool store
  • Handtools

Important information

We know that you may not have any prior experience of food growing, so we’ll help you to plan and construct growing areas, and support you in planting, looking after and harvesting your new crops.

The minimum area required for this package is 215 square metres. The variety of trees and plants supplied will depend on the season and availability.

Haven’t got space, or don’t need a shed and/or a polytunnel? Select our ‘Food Growing Light’ package when filling out your application. This will include everything listed above except the shed and/or polytunnel.

Please make sure you read our frequently asked questions (FAQs) before applying. This is a large-scale project, so it’s vital that you understand the space and volunteer commitment needed. It’s also really important that you know what information and evidence you need to provide before starting your application. This is the best way of boosting your chances of being successful and getting hold of a Food Growing Garden development package.

Need help with your application?

We have three regional coordinators on hand to support you with your Local Places for Nature application. Just drop them an email.

Contact the team

Looking for a smaller project?

Our starter packages require much less space and any community or volunteer group can apply.

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