Emerging Trends in Local Food Growing
In the last two years there has been a rapid expansion in initiatives and projects aimed at tackling the demand for community gardening and food growing. This has been due to an upsurge in interest in 'growing your own', as well as an awareness of other issues such as health and well-being and climate change.
Existing provision of land, particularly allotments, has proved inadequate in the face of this demand, so groups and organisations at national, regional and local levels have begun creating a plethora of initiatives.
This has created a very vibrant, rapidly-moving situation with many potential opportunities for new and established community groups, but is also complex and difficult to keep up with. Local people or community groups looking to start up some sort of project in their area may find it hard to hard to fathom what best suits their needs, what suits their community and what suits any land they may have identified.
Find out more - information, case studies, publications and expert advice:
Find the emerging trends you want to investigate in the table below,
then click on the link to access information:
This online resource is aimed at potential community groups, the public, local authorities, researchers, students and anyone else interested in this field, who want information on the complex variety of schemes and initiatives that are emerging as a result of the demand for local food growing.
Covering topics from land sharing schemes to guerilla gardening, this resource provides an overview of the topic, plus useful tips on where to go for further information, case studies, expert advice and funding (where applicable).
There are a number of organisations who can provide funding for many of the different types of community schemes outlined in the Growing Trends grid above. Click on the Funding Links page for more information and contact details.