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We are a new alliance of community growing projects within the West Northants area, which aim to grow food sustainably and to encourage others to grow for health, pleasure and for environmental benefit.

We believe covid 19 has highlghted the importance of good food, produced locally, and available to all - especially those on low incomes, to improve health and the local economy.

Local growing spaces offer opportunities for:

  • Growing food cheaply
  • Reducing food poverty
  • Improving mental and physical health
  • Providing therapeutic gardening
  • Helping the environment
  • Reducing food miles
  • Reducing reliance on imported food
  • Having fun outdoors
  • Offering training and career opportunities
  • Education about better diets and cooking using veg
  • Volunteering, community engagement and cohesion

Not all projects in this alliance are the same. Some strive to be organic, some to work under permaculture principles; some focus most on growing to tackle poverty; or grow to help people alleviate mental health or other issues. All of us share in some part of the overall aims above.

Read about our members here:

Hope Gardening

 

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We support local work, led nationally by Sustain,  Food Matters  and the Soil Association  to improve food quality at a local level. Its called Sustainable Food Places.

You can read about the work of the Sustainable Food Partnership for this area on this site here

We are also registered with Sustain's Growing for Good programme, the national alliance of growing projects of all types. Read about that here

 Community Growing partnerships can learn a lot from resources also available on the Social Farms and Gardens association website (Hope are members). You can see this here

There are similar projects in other parts of the historic county of Northamptonshire. Read about them here

Do you want to get involved?    Are you a community grower?  Do you want to share with us examples of inspiring work to offer good food in our area?  Email office@northamptonhopecentre.org.uk

 

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This website is managed by Northampton Hope Centre on behalf of the partnership.

On behalf of the alliance, Northampton Hope Centre convenes this work. You can read about some of their own work on growing here

Contact us on 01604214300 about this site.

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