Growing People is our urban horticultural enterprise that works with young people and volunteers to explore sustainable, local community alternatives to growing food.
We do this by:
•Growing great food and other produce in urban contexts, using environmentally sensitive techniques to sell within our local communities
•Growing people, with a focus on supporting young people towards employment, through horticultural training
•Growing community by bringing people together around growing, eating and celebrating food
The heart of our project will be our Urb farm based in Wolverton:
•A place for growing: a highly productive market garden growing food and other produce in using environmentally sensitive methods
•A place for learning: an outdoor classroom where people from all walks of life and all sections of the community can re-connect with the land and learn the skills and benefits of growing food, exercise and healthy eating
•A place for meeting where the community can meet , grow, eat and celebrate
•A place for sharing: a flagship project that shares its produce and approach with the local and wider community
On Friday 21st we held our Graduation event to celebrate the achievements of our trainees. It was fantastic to such a great turn out with parents, siblings, carers and friends supporting our
trainees for their graduation day AND to see so many of them dressed to impress!
The day consisted of awards that celebrate the successes of 2016-2017, yummy food and a photo booth. Congratulations to the award winners and all the trainees who achieved this year, we wish you all the best in your new ventures.