An exploration of Community growers; from the home patch to the market garden. In 2020 the Pandemic made people think a little more about their immediate community and the local producers of food within the area.
I worked with a number of initiatives who offer their community an option to grow food or help in the production of veg boxes.
Fair Shares runs an allotment in Gloucester that offers vulnerable locals the chance to meet up, learn new skills and grow their own food.
The Kitchen Garden People are a farm to fork crop sharing scheme in Oxfordshire that relies on a strong group of volunteers to help harvest the weekly offerings for their veg boxes.
Cotswold Market Garden is an enterprising local producer. Started by James Butterworth in 2019, who until recently was an academic at Oxford University. Now pursuing a new life path as a market gardener with a philosophy to supply his immediate community with his hand grown organic veg.
The Lion’s Den Garden Project is a garden like no other and is the brain child of Kulchalee a motivational mentor and art tutor working in Gloucester. Built around the small perimeter of a youth club, it serves as a playful haven that helps to teach and inspire the local kids the joys of growing their own food.