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Community gardens
What we do > Community Gardens
To find out more contact Jon Ross Call 07708 622 368 Email jon@sowthecity.org
Isobel Howard, Miles Platting Regeneration Officer, Adactus Housing
Sow the City gave our residents, who were involved in the Chippenham Road Community Garden, the skills and expertise to feel confident in starting to grow their own produce.
Sow the City has helped in the creation and restoration of more than 50 community gardens in and around Manchester. We work with community groups, local authorities and housing providers to develop a project from vacant plot to thriving community garden project.
We believe that everyone should have access to a garden where they can grow and eat their own produce. What other public service can bring people together, and provide educational opportunities, physical activity, stress reduction and locally sourced fresh food? Community gardens are great for society and the environment and cost less than a family car to start!
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Sow the City will consult with your community group  to determine which garden project works for them. We can then help to establish any necessary group structures and constitutions. Soil tests and vegetation surveys determine what will grow best on your site and we can create a site plan so that you know what will be planted where. Sow the City have experience in addressing legal issues such as land leases and health and safety procedures. We will help to spread the word and promote your project to the wider community. We will monitor and evaluate the progress of your project so that you can keep track of your successes and where you could improve.
Workshops We run growing food/ environmental  workshops. Find out more…
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