Nottingham Growing Network (NGN)
NGN is a networking initiative that aims to build links between community growing groups in the Nottingham area, who share an interest in gardening with respect and care for the environment.
NGN has linked up with Social Farms & Gardens as a local network to support local organisations. Membership of the network is open to organisations throughout Nottingham and the surrounding area. SF&G membership is not a requirement - but we would love it if you joined.
You can get more news and updates via the NGN Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/nottinghamgrowingnetwork/ and via the events page of this website.
Download a document which gives details of the Nottingham Growing Network, plus information and contact details for many of the groups currently involved.
Project Background Information
The project involves:
- Peer-to-peer site visits, training opportunities and practical environmental improvement sessions to promote good practice in wildlife, bio-diversity and community growing and encourage greater awareness of the impact environmental improvements will bring to community engagement and wellbeing.
- Learning to manage different habitats, to address climate change (eg through water conservation/management), developing wildlife trails, will ultimately improve environmental delivery throughout the network.
- Creating more diverse and better managed green spaces, improving urban bio-diversity & species rich habitats. This will lead to more environmentally aware & happier communities (including users and the wider public) with improved wellbeing through improved access to nature/greenspace.
The project will use UK experience to enhance support and networking across Nottingham, piloting a new approach with SF&G member groups (and others) on the ground, to bring together 20 grassroots community growing & wildlife groups in a new environmental network, making meaningful connections to the City Council and local businesses, schools and the universities to improve the environment.