Growing food, growing Durham

Growing your own food – why would you NOT do it?

Producing food can be done on any scale… from growing a few things in tubs, window boxes or hanging baskets, to becoming self-sufficient in fruit and veg (and eggs, and even meat)..

Growing is healthy, fun and rewarding.  Seeing seeds you’ve sown emerge from the compost or picking your first home-grown tomato is a joyous thing and just a small shift in how we think about food and our surroundings could have a big impact on our lives and the lives of those around us.

“It is widely recognised that regular contact with plants, animals and the natural environment can improve our physical health and mental well-being. When we grow food and flowers, we are engaging with the natural world at a pace that provides a welcome antidote to the stresses of modern life”. Professor Tim Lang

Just some of the benefits of growing your own…

Get access to the freshest, tastiest food and produce

Save money (and you could even make money)

Avoid exposure to pesticides and chemicals

Feed the soil and support your local wildlife

Spend time in the great outdoors

Improve physical and mental health

Meet other like-minded people

Have fun getting messy with kids