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.
What next? The detailed info generated by the research behind this report will go into a live database on the Growing Birmingham website. The gaps can then be filled in and information checked regularly.
And we want to disseminate info about the glorious variety of organisations and individuals involved in community food growing here in the city . . . Do help get the word about!
Meanwhile, very many thanks to David Papadopolous who did the legwork in getting all this information together, and to all the wonderful people who gave their time to him:
- Hywel Williams of Balsall Heath City Farm
- Chris Morris of Birmingham Botanical Gardens
- Jean Sheldon of BITA Garden Pathways
- Dvid Howell of Castle Bromwich Hall & Gardens Trust
- Jayne Bradley Ghosh of Edible Eastside
- Felipe Molina of Food Forest Brum
- Martyn Reeve of Growing Gains
- Felicia Grice and Alan Bale, Kingstanding Food Community
- Phil Kelsall of Kinmos
- Rob Hewitt of Livingstone Road Community Allotment
- Caroline Hutton of Martineau Gardens (who also wrote the Foreword)
- Bob Tyler of Roots and Renewal
- Tim Bottfield of Salop Drive Market Garden
- Eunice McGhie-Belgrave of Shades of Black
- Monica Lee of Stanhope Community Garden
- Chris Blythe of TCV Health for Life
- Linda Hines of Witton Lakes Cottage Orchard and Community Garden, The Velvet Community Orchard
- Veronica Barry, BCU PhD researcher, formerly with Growing Opportunities