Caring in Bristol spearheads community growing project

Bristol-based homeless charity Caring in Bristol is launching a community project today called ‘Growing for Bristol’, which aims to provide fresh produce for homeless projects in the city, including Caring at Christmas and Bristol Nightstop.

The project is launching in partnership with The Salvation Army and the YMCA. Growing for Bristol aims to;

Grow produce all year round for homeless projects in Bristol
Ask people in Bristol who grow fruit and vegetables in their gardens and allotments, to donate some of their crops to homeless projects in the city
Encourage people who don’t currently grow anything to get on board too
Run volunteer gardening sessions throughout the spring and summer
Engage with young people who use the organisations’ services and encourage them to get involved
Partner with other organisations in both the growing/gardening and homelessness/young people support sectors
Distribute surplus produce to projects across Bristol.

Growing in Bristol is kicking off with three plots at The Salvation Army’s Logos House and a small-scale urban growing project in the courtyard of the YMCA at The Station. […]