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Ann-Marie Parry, Hub Manager, Hall Lane Resource Centre
Thank you for the enormous impact you have all had - the support from the Sow the City team has been invaluable and customers who have had a really successful growing year!
The Growing Manchester programme helps communities to access the support they need to develop successful food growing projects.
Since this original pilot programme in 2011, Growing Manchester has grown rapidly to include more than 120 growing groups across the city. Over 1000 people have engaged in Growing Manchester activities. The projects undertaken include: Workshops delivered to over 2000 attendees, including food growing, pond building, irrigation systems, solar power systems, fruit tree management, installing a green roof, basic carpentry, and fundraising. Site assessments and soil tests for fourteen food growing sites in the city. Development of the Growing Manchester ‘Tales from the Plot’ installation at Dig the City festival. A Harvestometer website for groups to measure what they have grown, and Good to Grow Map with  growing locations across the city. Growing Manchester is a highly successful community food growing programme supporting the Food Futures Strategy and the Council’s Climate Change Strategy. This programme is supported by Manchester Health & Care Commissioning (a partnership between Manchester City Council and NHS Manchester Clinical Commissioning Group).
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