Garden Organic awarded Growing From Your Roots project
Garden Organic is delighted to announce it’s been awarded £71,900 from the Heritage Lottery Fund towards the Growing From Your Roots project.
The project will document the stories behind the exotic crop plants being grown by multi-cultural communities in and around Birmingham and the West Midlands. The project will look at how this produce first came to be grown in the UK, the challenges of growing in the British climate and the importance of growing these crops, to individuals and communities.
The project will work closely with two established partner projects: Hope Garden in Sparkbrook and Caldmore Community Garden in Walsall. Garden Organic will also be setting up demonstration plots and running training sessions at these two sites, to enable new growers the chance to grow some exotic crops for themselves.
Growing From Your Roots follows on from Garden Organic’s successful Sowing New Seeds which supported gardeners, allotment holders, schools and community groups in the Midlands to grow exotic crops.