Urban food growing
The benefits of urban food growing massively exceed the mere production of fruit and veg. It contributes greatly to our sense of community well-being, to the education of our children and to the greening of urban areas.
Below are our blogposts about urban food growing. See also useful info on the topic here.
Community food growing in Birmingham – our report just published!
Posted on 13th June 2015 by Administrator
Our report on the state of play with community food growing in Birmingham has just been published here about the 9,000 plus fruit and veg plots in the city. It says what’s going on, plus ideas for people and organisations who want to get involved in local food growing either here in Birmingham or further afield.
Ron Finlay: A guerilla gardener from South Central in Los Angeles
Posted on 9th October 2014 by Kate Cooper
Ron Finley plants vegetable gardens in South Central LA — in abandoned lots, traffic medians, along the curbs. Why? For fun, for defiance, for beauty and to offer some alternative to fast food in a community where “the drive-thrus are killing more people than the drive-bys.”
Local food growing makes a difference to people on low incomes
Posted on 22nd July 2014 by Kate Cooper
It’s worth reminding ourselves that local food growing really does make a difference to people on low incomes — and there is evidence for this.
The health and social benefits or urban food growing
Posted on 21st July 2014 by Kate Cooper
In an important report published last year, there’s a long list of projects for Birmingham researchers to get their teeth into. This blogpost outlines three potential topics, among many.