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 SF&G (previously 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, SF&G 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: