Connecting with Your Council on Community Growing Projects

Kate Bell, Climate Change Manager for City of Lincoln Council, and Matthew Davey, Environment & Community Projects Officer for Lincolnshire County Council, talked with us about the council’s engagement with local communities and their growing projects, with lots of useful information and tips on how to how to find out more and get involved.

In case you missed the online event, Connecting with Your Council on Community Growing Projects, here are the presentations that you can download, and some notes and actions arising from the session.

Useful links that arose from Kate’s and Matthew’s presentations:

What next?

Let us know what support is needed for community growing, and how Lincolnshire Food Partnership can help:

Five questions for people who live in St Giles area of Lincoln:

Find out more/sign up for Introduction to Care Farming: 


Map your community growing space, or find out what’s growing near you:

Believe in the power of small actions

It’s the first day of Spring – sow some seeds for 2021: Start them on your windowsill, and give any spare plants to your nearest community garden or neighbour!

seedcooperative.org.uk

Thank you to you

There is just one online session left for this winter – thanks for joining us over recent months, and for your actions in 2021 as we enter the growing season. Thank you to our speakers Kate and Matthew, for sharing your stuff, for the support you offer, and for being instrumental in positive change; thank you, if you are the one to make things start to happen in your local area, or support an existing project, or act to protect a site that will be needed by future generations; thank you if you add a community growing pin to the map; thank you if you’re barely holding it together right now and the most you can do is care for one plant at home – you’re not alone! Thank you for showing up, and starting to imagine a different future. And thank you to the dedicated home-educators and volunteers who keep growing projects alive week after week even through lockdown; and thank you to you if you drop in even though you wish you could do more, amid the busyness of your life, and know that you are always, always welcome.


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