What is Growing Durham?

Growing Durham is a project that encourages and provides support for people to get involved in growing some of their own food. It is funded by the Tudor Trust, the Co Durham and Darlington NHS Health Improvement Fund, and by the Derwent Valley Partnership and Durham City AAPs.

We employ two part-time development workers who are working across the county to help create a network of new and diverse community growing schemes that will help to improve access to fresh vegetables, herbs and fruit.

Take a look at our other pages to find out more about how we work and how you can get involved. You can find the location of a range of growing projects across County Durham via the map on the page telling you how you can get involved. You can see some examples of projects we have worked with here.

In April 2018 we will once again be taking part in the Big Dig. Set up by Sustain, the alliance for better food and farming, The Big Dig encourages towns and cities to hold events to promote edible gardens and encourage people to volunteer. You can find more information about the Big Dig in County Durham here.

Growing Durham now has its very own newsletter too. You can see copies of our newsletters by going to the news page. If you’d like to receive it direct to your inbox, please contact Liz Charles.

To go back to the Growing Durham page, click here