Growing for All Seasons

Growing for All Seasons is our National Lottery funded project to help each other grow food throughout the year, and throughout our lives.

Community allotment

We were awarded £7,967 of National Lottery funding through Awards for All. We have used the funds to improve the facilities at our community allotment so that it’s easier for our growers to look after. We have a new potting shed where we can sit down to sow seeds and do some potting on, and we have more raised beds that need less digging.

new potting shed and old A frame

We have also helped our fantastic volunteers to gain confidence by providing training opportunities, including Level 2 food hygiene training and a one day fruit pruning course.

plant swap salad lunch

Together, the eight members of our Growing Group (who run the project) and a further two dozen fantastic volunteers are supporting our whole community with food growing – and lots more. We build and strengthen relationships between people through food. Between us, we have everything we need.

Potato Day

Growing Newsome is special because of the way that it encourages people to support each other. It’s difficult to put into words how inspiring I find this group of bolshy, down-to-earth gardeners who just get on and do things and take care of each other while they’re doing it. Their generosity and enthusiasm for life is both infectious and humbling.

Vote for Growing Newsome
Vote for Growing Newsome

We are proud to be Finalists in the 2015 National Lottery Awards. Please show your support for this amazing little bunch of food growers, whose impact on our community (and on me) has been huge.


Growing Newsome Co-ordinator

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