Growing plants, people and places
Grow Together started in Summer 2020 to benefit local residents in South Bucks. We aim to support residents from all backgrounds, but specifically those in greatest need.
Our objectives are to enhance the lives of individuals, engage with local businesses, improve biodiversity and to protect the environment. By doing this we hope to help people understand the importance of the source of food, and the role that a good diet plays in general wellbeing.
Working with us, our volunteer gardeners grow produce which they harvest and incorporate the home-grown fruit and veg into their diet. Our base is an allotment at Back Lane, which we manage as a community allotment. In addition, we encourage reduction of food waste by facilitating other allotment tenants in the locality to donate spare produce to the foodbank and also by urban harvesting.
We work with local schools specialising in SEND (Special Educational Needs) teaching pupils the importance of soil and compost ecology in order to enhance vegetable growing, nurturing and harvesting plants and using them as part of healthy diet.
We also work with companies which wish to meet their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) commitments by brokering arrangements for their staff to volunteer with us locally, e.g. at schools. We also partner with other local organisations which complement our aims/ objectives.
Grow Together is a Community Interest Company (CIC) limited by guarantee. In other words, we are a ‘not for profit’ organisation.