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 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
  • Five native fruit trees
  • Three raised beds made of wooden sleepers
  • Vegetable seeds
  • 20 potted flowering and fruiting shrubs
  • 30 herbs plants
  • 30 wildflower plug plants
  • 160 native species bulbs
  • Five habitat boxes
  • Peat-free compost and topsoil
  • Soil membrane
  • Bench made of recycled plastic
  • Greenhouse
  • Trellis and fixings
  • Water butt and stand
  • Compost bin
  • Metal tool store
  • Wheelbarrow
  • Information manuals / books
  • Variety of hand tools to install and maintain garden

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, plants and supplied will depend on the season and availability. 

This is a large-scale project, so please make sure you read our frequently asked questions (FAQs) before applying.

You can now apply for Local Places for Nature online. Register your details to set up an account. Then login, choose the package you’d like, and complete the six steps. Just make sure to answer every question and upload all the required photos and written evidence.

Don’t worry if you can’t complete your application in one go – you can always save your progress and return to it later. Alternatively, you can still fill out a Word version of the form and submit that to the same email address – download the Word version here.

If you have any trouble completing the form, we’re here to help Just email and a member of the team will be in touch.

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