Our city hosts a fantastic range of food events, from community gardening days to food festivals, cookery demo days, permaculture training, farmers' markets and food waste pop-up restaurants to mention just a few!
Keep an eye on this page to see what's on near you.
The Good to Grow day event is a weekend from of celebration for community gardens and growing networks to kick off the growing season from Friday 23 to Monday 26 April. Typically, new and old volunteers and community members join forces to prepare beds, build structures, sow seeds and help with all the important jobs that need to be done to start the new season. It’s an opportunity to meet new people, get your hands dirty and support and enjoy valuable community spaces.
Of course, this year it will look very different due to Covid restrictions, but we are still keen for Good to Grow day to go ahead, both physically and virtually, to highlight and acknowledge all the brilliant work community spaces have been doing over the past year to support and feed the local community. We have built on resources from previous years to support gardens to host Covid-safe physical events and keep people connected through exciting virtual events.
Registration for the Good to Grow event opens on the 24th February with our launch event ‘Spring into Action’. Once you register your garden, you will be able to access a toolkit of resources, including, Covid-safe signage, event planning, ideas for sessions, social media toolkit and much more.