A city that's full of beans. The kind of city that you want to live in.
To build a healthier city where everyone can grow their own food. Growing food in cities makes a lot of sense - gardens, allotments, patios, rooftops and window-ledges all have the potential to provide us with an abundance of free and nutritious food. Plus food grown in urban environments can help reduce food transportation, create jobs, and strengthen communities. Sow the City works with groups of people in schools and deprived parts of Manchester inspiring them to grow their own.Why the community needs usOur impact on the community
We 1) Encourage people in urban areas to grow and eat nutritious food 2) Involve local people in our projects to develop stronger, more cohesive communities.3) Teach the next generation how to grow their own and live sustainably 4) Research and test innovative technology and techniques that can be used for urban agriculture 5) Run events to get people growing and enjoying healthy food.
Help needed at some of the community food growing projects we work at. Mainly hands on digging, planting etc,