Over the last few years there has been a growing body of evidence supporting the benefits of community growing for physical and mental wellbeing. The Growing Well project was set up in 2014 by FCFCG with funding from the John Ellerman Foundation. The project’s aims were to:
- Provide support, record and share good practice in maximising the wellbeing benefits of community growing
- Help other groups who want to apply this practice to their work.
As part of the Growing Well project, FCFCG has collated a selection of this evidence of the wellbeing benefits of community growing - research, statistics and articles - that may be useful when applying for funding or in promoting the work of community gardens:
We have also published a set of topic-based case studies demonstrating the benefits of community growing: