A really good way to get started is find out what other people are doing. Share ideas and tips with your friends and family and let us know if you find out anything particularly useful, on our website and beyond.

Join a community growing project
Though many may be closed or operating a limited service during the pandemic, have a look at
this Get Growing map and follow up with individual groups to see what is happening.  

Apply for an allotment. There are lots of sites around Bristol and you never know what might crop up.

Start your own community growing project
If you’re interested in setting up a community food growing space you will need other local people to want to get involved as well. Talk to neighbours, parents and carers at the school gates, faith groups, school and youth groups to get people involved. Watch the 2021 Digital Bristol Get Growing Trail for inspiration.

More useful advice 
There is a wealth of information online, in the form of courses, wiki know how and YouTube videos, magazine articles and more. Some useful websites include:

Incredible Edible Network
Incredible Edible Bristol
Farm Garden 

Watch Together we grow and From Seed: land and freedom from Real Food Media for some more inspiration.

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