Growing Manchester Launched

Mon, 03/29/2010
Growing Manchester publicity.

Growing Manchester is a new programme to support community growing projects in the city to become more sustainable in the long term and covers a wide range of issues such as maintaining soil fertility, your legal responsibilities, micro-trading and involving more people. The Programme offers a unique package of support including:

  • Introduction to Urban Growing - food growing training run by Hulme Community Garden Centre.
  • Strong Roots – A day course introducing good practice, methods and great examples for successful food growing projects.
  • Tailored support and planning.
  • Site visits & on-site advice.
  • Funding.

Who is Growing Manchester aimed at?

•        Projects already involved in food growing or gardening who want more support.
•        Groups who want to get involved in food growing, who have access to some land.
•        Staff in Children's Centres, Schools, Day Centres, Residential Homes, Nurseries etc. with access to land who want to grow food
•        Individuals who want to set-up or join a food growing project.
•        Community Allotment Projects.

It all starts with the Strong Roots one day workshop that introduces the Growing Manchester Programme, including how to meet the criteria for funding.

If you would just like to learn more about food growing, also on offer are five week, two hour Introduction to Urban Growing courses.

To apply for the training or to be part of the Programme, you need to fill in the application form, which can be downloaded from:


Closing date for applications – Monday 12th April 2010 at 12noon.

Introduction to Urban Growing courses:
Every Wednesday 1.30pm to 3.30pm at Hulme Community Garden Centre from 21st April 2010 for five weeks.

Every Tuesday 11am to 1pm at Debdale Eco Centre from 4th May 2010 for five weeks.

Strong Roots Workshop:
Wednesday 26th May 2010, 10am to 4pm.

Growing Manchester is a partnership between Kindling, Food Futures, Hulme Community Garden Centre and HARP. The programme is funded by Food Futures.

The Kindling Trust is a not for profit social enterprise with charitable aims (Company number: 6136029).
Kindling Trust Ltd - Bridge 5 Mill, 22a Beswick Street, Ancoats, Manchester, M4 7HR